The story of that Herculean task is told here, in Karl and Natalie's excellent blog.
He emailed: "Came across your blog quite by accident, it's very good and makes interesting reading. Your site would have been great - we could have found a more manageable project." (At this point I would insert one of those blushing emoticons except I don't know how...!)
Anyway, I'm hoping they'll let me pick their brains to put together an advice feature for WOW readers similarly tempted by one of the many redundant churches for sale.
In the meantime, here's a quote from their blog - well worth reading as you digest your Xmas pud and dream renovation dreams:
"We are often asked if we are experienced builders or architects. We are not but we are keen learners and hard workers and it’s amazing what you can achieve just by getting on with it. Every little thing we do achieve here helps this building's cause. We work with integrity, and try our best to do the right thing by this building, as we are only custodians."Merry Christmas Karl, Natalie, Owen, Fred and Victor - may 2012 bring you more finished rooms!