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Exclusive! New loo flushes at Diddington after 900 years

Yes, Paxtonvic can faithfully report that that today, September 10th, the new loo at Dddington officially was connected and now flushes. I snook in in the early evening and had a look for myself – and pressed down the magic flush and yes the wtaer flowed! Joyous! I even tried the hand wash basin and the water flowed too. But as there wasnt a lock on the door and I hadn’t had permission, I daren’t try it all out for real yet! A chap turned up from the Isle of Wight to look round – so its a good thing that I trusted my instinct!

sept 10th - toilet close up

sept 10th - tower base view

sept 10th hand basin water flowing

Genuine running water!

I love being in the church when the sun is  setting – the light on the furnishings is lovely and subtle, not least on the flemish glass in the south chapel. So, here are some more photos.

sept 10th - south chapel flooring etc

The new floor in the south chapel, free now of pews( apart from the ones along the edge)  and an east screen giving it open flexible space.

sept 10th 09 sun setting in the chancel

New  altar curtains – all red and warm

sept 10th 6.15pm light in the nave

The light shines where it wills

sept 10th 09 sunset on flowers in nave

Flowers in the sunset

Sept 10th 6pm new notice board in porch

Our new notice board reflects the sunlight

sept 10th 09 - south chapel windopw east - more sunset

Through the glass into the churchyard.

sept 10th south chapel east window - lady with leg

A lady with attitude?

Sept 10th - approach to church from car

Time to go home…..

St Laurence has been much loved and given a new start these last weeks – we look forward to giving thanks for all that has been achieved at a service of Dedication with Bishop David on Tuesday September 29th at 6pm – everyone is welcome.

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  1. The progress on Diddington Church looks Grrrrrrrrrrreat, but tell me Paxy….. are you really having a glass door on the Loo area of the new development ?????
    (how very enlightened you all are)

    Comment by Wingy | September 17, 2009 | Reply

  2. There was a ps. to my comment above; and that was, how wonderful the new floor looks too in the south aisle.
    You can have post Compline tea-dances; how sublime.

    “Preserve us O Lord while waltzing, and guard us while quickstepping, that awake we may watch with Christ and sitting-one-out we may rest in peace”.

    Comment by Wingy | September 17, 2009 | Reply

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