St Peter’s PCC are committed to maintaining and improving the church building and facilities to best serve the local community.
As part of our building project called SPRING (St Peter's Reworked: Inspiring New Growth) project, we have already updated our toilets, vestries and Octagon room and kitchen. The next stage of the reordering project (known as Phase 1C) is works to the Nave, Aisles and Chancel including new floor construction, removal of pews and replacement with chairs, alterations to the heating and electrical system, new kitchenette and storage facilities, and alterations to the inner south doors and south porch.
We are very pleased to announce that the faculty for the above work has been granted. Initially we plan to replace the inadequate concrete floor in the nave with a stone floor and upgrade the seating by exchanging most of the pews with chairs and benches. We also plan to replace the temporary wooden high altar step with stone/marble to match the existing floor. The work is scheduled to begin at the end of July 2023 with completion expected by Easter 2024.
Below you can find documents in relation to these plans.
Kitchenette and Servery Joinery
Statement of Significance June 21
Statement of Need September 21
Before the next stage of our SPRING project we are looking to find new homes for the pews which will be available for donations of over £50 each.
If you would like to reserve a pew, please choose the ones you would like and email Carolyn Alexander stating your name, contact details, the number on the pew (all pews have a unique number written on them) and your donation. Pews will be allocated on a first come basis and pews which are reserved are marked with yellow tape.
You will need to arrange to collect and transport the pews and these should be removed from church on 14, 15, 16 or 17 April 2023.
2 Seater pew silent auction - Following much interest in this pew a silent auction will take place. To participate: please write your bid value, name, address and contact details on paper. Place in a sealed envelope, marked ‘Silent Auction’, post or deliver to the church office. Alternatively same information by email to email@example.com. Auction closes at 12 noon, Sunday 2 April 2023, prompt.
If you would like any further information contact Carolyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01727 855485
You can read more about our building project in our latest bulletin available here.
Please pray for this significant project and all the work and fund raising still to do.