Tuesday 31 May 2011

Steps... to the Sanctuary

Today Marios and Manos worked to put in place granite tiles on the steps that lead to the outside Sanctuary door.

They will probably complete the work tomorrow.

Friday 27 May 2011

First floor roofed

The building of the walls of the new first floor rooms at our Community building, or Church Hall, has been completed.

Now the building team is working to put in place the roof.

The first materials of the roof, as it is clearly visible in the pictures, is wood.

Mr. Antonis Savvides, the Civil Engineer in charge of this project was today on site to inspect the progress.

Thursday 19 May 2011

North side

The north (or Harrow) side of our new Church building needs some more work done. Some bricks have to be fixed on the arches there.

This work is being done at the moment by two Romanian young men, who are very committed workers.

Dan is cutting the bricks with a special tool and then Adrian puts them in place.

Adrian likes being photographed and asked me today to take again some pictures of him and he also asked me to give him those pictures, which I did.

Tuesday 17 May 2011

Walls erected

The work at the first floor of the Community Centre is going very well.

Yesterday, Barney and his team of brick layers, finished with the erecting of the walls.

They have done an excellent job and showed clearly their professionalism and commitment.

Now they are ready to put the roof on and then we shall be close to completion.

We are really very happy with this development, as it is a project which is greatly needed for our Community and its Schools.

Monday 16 May 2011

Granite at the entrance

The Church is already being used, but obviously there are still works that need to be completed.

Most of the remaining works are outside the building, although some minor works will have to be done inside as well.

Marios (father) and Manolis (son) Athanasiou were working hard today placing granite at the entrance of the Church.

Sunday 8 May 2011

Community Building

The Community building which is found behind our Church was built on 2006. At that time the Planning Office of The London Borough of Harrow allowed us to built only half of the first floor.

Recently permission was granted to built almost all of the other half. This process has now began.

We hope to have that part built within the next 8 weeks. This is going to be another valuable asset for our Community, which is to be used mainly for educational purposes.

Friday 6 May 2011

Marble staircase

Within the Bell Tower there is a staircase. This leads to the Gallery of the Church as well as to the top of the Church roof and to the bells.

The staircase has now been marbled with nice white shining marble.

The marble technician who worked hard to place all the marble tiles on the stairs is Mr. Marios Athanasiou.

Thursday 5 May 2011

Referendum today

It is Referendum Day today in Great Britain. People are voting for or against the alternative vote system, which is the way they prefer elections to be conducted in the future.

This blog has obviously nothing to do with the essence of the Referendum, but it is important to report that our Church Hall is used once more as a Polling Station.

It is certainly our duty as Community to offer assistance to the local Council (The London Borough of Harrow) in organising the Referendum.

I must emphasize and underline the good co-operation we always have with the Elections’ Officers that are in charge of this Polling Station, as well as with all voters from the neighbourhood that come to vote in our premises.

Wednesday 4 May 2011

A new garden

At the back of our new Church, next to our Vicarage, there is a good size area, which is used as our Church / Community garden.

This area was not used a lot lately and it needed some good attention.

Thanks to sponsorship from Dr. Serafim and Mrs. Andri Kiriakidis, who are in charge of St. Panteleimon Educational Services Ltd. and St. Panteleimon Nursery School, this garden has now been cleaned and is getting a new grass as well as a new wooden fence.

This garden area will be eventually used as an outdoor play area for the kids of the Nursery, and it will also be available to the members of our congregation for recreation purposes.

Tuesday 3 May 2011

Photo of the week - 77

Most of the works have now been completed. The plumbers are seen on this picture working in the front Church yard. The new fence has now been ordered and will be put in place soon. The flags are flying high.