On being a cool church

We're replacing our heating system, which means that for this Sunday, 6 November, there won't be any heating in church.

With the weather forecast to be mild, it should be no more than a minor inconvenience, but we are asking people to think about putting on warmer clothes.

Perhaps it gives us the chance to recall that for most of our thousand-year history of worship on this site, a warm church is a relatively recent luxury.

Update 11 November: We're hearing encouraging reports about progress, so anticipate the heating will be back on this weekend.

Update 12 November: We're glad to report that the new heating made the church as toasty as ever this morning.