NEW LIGHTING HAS BEEN INSTALLED!
The Lichfield Diocese approved the St. Mary’s Parochial Church Council’s proposal to install new lighting in the nave and chancel. This has now been completed and the effect is excellent – when the Covid-19 situation ends you must come and look, particularly the lighting of the beautiful roof.
The old lighting was almost 60 years old and the lighting elements were no longer manufactured – when they break as many did, there was no replacement. People had difficulty reading hymn books and prayer books and the new lighting had brought a great improvement. A dimming facility is included so that lights can be dimmed as and when required, or when just a section of the church needs to be lit. Running costs will be a lot lower as the new fittings will be LED rather than the oldhalogen.
The cost was £26,886 (excl. VAT) and at present we have approximately £7,500 towards this consisting of funds from the Friends of St. Mary’s, Burton Consolidated Charities and other personal donations leaving some £19,400 to be raised from grants and donations. VAT of around £5,377 should be able to be reclaimed.