For the first of these meetings, we invited an architect to join us for an initial conversation. The architect was recommended to us by Fr Stephen Hackett MSC, our liturgical consultant for the renewal process. A very productive and fruitful discussion was had at this meeting. The architect indicated that we already had much of the documentation and information in place that would be necessary for the development of design concepts.
The Church Renewal Committee met again this week to consider whether the architect should be appointed to the project. The committee is confident that the architect would be able to develop an effective design that would reflect the vision and needs of our parish community into the future.
The committee is concerned, however, that more specific details may need to be developed to supplement the guiding concepts, thus making clearer the scope of work given to an architect. The finance committee has been asked to determine the budget for the project. This material will now be developed over future meetings before the architect is formally engaged.
Please remember that you can review the process that has been undertaken so far, and the Guiding Concepts, at www.olmcwenty.org.au/churchrenewal. Feedback on the process can be sent to the committee via the parish office or by email to litcomwenty (at) gmail (dot) com.