Phase 1 of the refurbishment of St Mary's, started in 2010 and completed in 2011 has been an unqualified success revealing a truly beautiful medieval church. As an added bonus, we were able to meet the full cost of this phase through the Community Spirit Appeal.
The story of Phase I is told here.
We are now moving into Phase 2 which is aimed at making St Mary's more available to our local community. This phase will involve building an octagonal extension on the North side of the church, reached by a short corridor through an existing door. This extension will provide amongst other things, an area for some 40 or more people for the use by the local community as well as the church, a small kitchen and much needed, easily accessible toilets.
Fund-raising for this exciting project is now well underway. For more information, please contact either:
St.Mary's Community Spirit Appeal
24 Church Road
Tel:023 9263 7649
Steven Schrier (Community Spirit Appeal Organiser)
Tel:023 9246 3595