Masons help make Fort church wheelchair access easier

MASONIC DONATION Duncansburgh Macintosh Church will be more accessible to people who may find the steps leading to the main door a bit challenging, thanks to a donation from the nearby Masonic Lodge. Members of Lodge of Fort William No.43 provided a total £2245 which will enable the conversion of a side entrance to enable easy, flat access for wheelchairs. An automatic door will also be installed and pews beside church have been removed to allow room for wheelchairs and other specailist seating arrangements as required. A cheque was presented to Rev Richard Baxter (right) by Lodge Secretary. Bill Britten, Master, George MacKay and Chaplain Iain Fraser. Reverend Baxter said: “We are currenely undertaking a number of works on the church building and an all-abilites access entrance was high on the list. “Many thanks to the Lodge and its members for enabling this to be built and it will certainly make a big difference to many members of our congregation”. The Lodge makes a number of donations to local charities and good causes throughout the year and is always happy to receive requests for assistance. Picture Iain Ferguson, alba.photos

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Duncansburgh Macintosh Church in Fort William will be more accessible thanks to a donation from the nearby Masonic Lodge.

Members of Lodge of Fort William No 43  provided £2,245 which will enable the upgrade a side entrance to allow easy, flat access for wheelchairs.

An automatic door will also be installed and pews inside the sanctuary have been removed to allow room for wheelchairs and other specialist seating arrangements as required.

A cheque was presented to Reverend Richard Baxter, right, by from left, Lodge Secretary Bill Britten, left; Master George MacKay and Chaplain Iain Fraser.

Reverend Baxter said: ‘We are currently undertaking a number of works on the church building and an all-abilites access entrance was high on the list.

‘Many thanks to the Lodge and its members for enabling this to be built and it will certainly make a big difference to many members of our congregation.’

The Lodge makes a number of donations to local charities and good causes throughout the year and is always happy to receive requests for assistance.  Photograph: Iain Ferguson, alba.photos

 

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The cheque was presented to Reverend Richard Baxter (right) by Lodge Secretary Bill Britten; Master George MacKay and Chaplain Iain Fraser. Photograph: Iain Ferguson, alba.photos

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