It's perfect, sheltered outside beside the entry, inviting pandemic walkers or churchyard visitors to sit for a bit.
It's beautiful, and it has a beautiful story!
Laura's best friend gave Laura's husband, Mike, two benches to refurbish as a surprise for Laura's birthday. Mike put long hours and fine craftsmanship into the project, and we hear it made Laura cry.
Of course it did!
She keeps one in memory of her sister, Shelley, and has installed the other at the hall in memory of two special people to her, and to the community: her father- and mother-in-law, Don and Joan.
Here is the bench, donated by Mike and Laura Rickman in memory of Don and Joan Rickman.