8. Topping Out

Topping Out

On December 9th 1994 a tree appeared, fixed to the top of the tower. Some people thought that this was a slightly premature start to the Christmas celebrations, but in fact it was put there to indicate that the building had reached its maximum height, and that the 'topping out' ceremony was imminent!

The tree on the tower, from Flower Lane The tree on the tower, from Flower Lane

The roof tiling is almost complete

The roof tiling is almost complete

The tree at the top of the tower The tree at the top of the tower

Fr. Aidan McGing, CM, and two parishionersFr. Aidan McGing, CM, and two parishioners

Fr. Aidan enters to bless the new churchFr. Aidan enters to bless the new church

Prayers outside the old Social CentrePrayers outside the old Social Centre

After the ceremony.After the ceremony.

 

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