Let there be light - cherry picker arrives to install lights at Bromsgrove's St John's Church

Thu 4 Oct 2018

BROMSGROVE’S ancient St John’s Church will now be able to be lit up at night, thanks to the installation of external lights.

Local electrical contractors Woliters arrived this week, complete with a donated cherry picker from town firm GTAccess, to begin the project.

Friends of St John chairman Jo Slade said: “We are hugely grateful to the team at GTAccess.

“The majority of the lights are being fitted from the side aisle roofs and the cherry picker is an essential part of the project for ease and safety.”

The church building, tower and spire will all be lit up at night and the spire will have colour-changing lights fitted so they can be changed for specific events and celebrations.

The Friends group is keen the church is used by community groups and it is hoped that the external lighting will raise the profile of the building and ensure the church is a focal point in the town at night as well as during the day.

The installation work will continue through October and the Friends is organising the ‘Big Light Up’ switch on ceremony at 6pm on October 30. Everyone is welcome to go along and see the church light up.

This project has been made possible thanks to the support and generosity of local people who have supported the Friends of St John’s as a Friend and by attending or supporting events such as the Bromsgrove Christmas Markets and The Snowman concerts.

“The team is hugely grateful to everyone for their contributions,” added Jo.

And we thought we would send along Standard photographer Marcus Mingins to capture the moment and see if he had a ‘head for heights’.

Visit www.facebook.com/FriendsStJohnsBromsgrove and follow the Friends group to keep up-to-date with events.

 

Reprinted by kind permission of The Bromsgrove Standard