Opening up St Mary's
Opening Up St Mary’s
The fixed pews will be replaced by specially designed stackable benches which can be temporarily moved to create a flexible open space in the centre of the church. A wooden floor will be installed flush with existing flagstones and improvements made to the heating system.
The church will also be redecorated (last carried out 30 years ago), so that it may remain a welcoming, attractive and affirming place for worship and fellowship. The works proposed will enable the church:
To be the cultural and spiritual heart of our community by hosting a wider range of activities such as concerts and exhibitions.
To address social needs. In recognising the fragmentation of society, we endeavour to nurture a deeper sense of community by offering hospitality to various groups in a flexible, accessible space throughout the week.
To serve our growing community by creating a large open area in addition to the Church Hall that can accommodate larger groups, such as pupils at our Church School. Over the years the school has tripled in size and we can no longer accommodate all the pupils in the current pew configuration.
How to donate
Ways to donate
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