St Mary Magdalene is an expensive building to maintain. The good news is that the second lighting panel by the flower preparation area has been fixed allowing the lights to be switched on as you enter the church by the side door. However, the glass doors in the tower area appear to have a mind of their own at the moment. Damage has been caused to the aluminium panel at the bottom of the left-hand door as you enter the church and this will be a costly repair. There is also a problem with the font cover – the pulley system that makes the cover go up and down needs repair and we are struggling to find out how to access this piece of mechanism. When we do we will have to pay for scaffolding for the engineer to fix it. Until that happens, our font will be out of use.