Search

Type your text, and hit enter to search:
Close This site uses cookies. If you continue to use the site you agree to this. For more details please see our cookies policy.

The Roof Project 

 

Sorry, your browser is unable to play this type of file. You can still download it


In recent years it has become increasingly evident that our beautiful 17th century church roof is leaking with copious amounts of water coming through. It is imperative that we seek to address the repairs as soon as possible. Several inspections have been made during the course of the last few years in order to ascertain the extent of the damage, the latest being performed in August 2020.

The report showed the position was even worse than we thought. There is significant damp internally, but this is just the visible part. The issue is around the chancel arch, coping stones, a lack of lead flashing and ridge tiles. There have also been several other issues identified such as problems with the timbers (which hold up the roof). If these, and other issues are not addressed imminently there is the potential for the roof to collapse and render the building not fit for use.

We have been informed that estimated costs may be in the region of £220,000!!! This was a devastating blow. As you will appreciate this is an absolutely huge amount to raise, especially in the current climate. However, we are keen to progress this as soon as possible. We want our church to continue to be a place of worship for our community not just for current generations, but for generations to come. Thank you! 

 We will be using this page to post updates, photos and let you know about the fundraising too.  So please keep coming back and checking.   

Glenys
Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Welcome

The following information is specifically for those planning to visit us for the first time, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

Most of our services take place in the Church Building (details below) starting at 10am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to give you plenty of time to park your car and then find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you will be greeted by one of our sidespeople who will give you everything you need for the service and show you where to sit.

After the 10am service tea, coffee and biscuits (and sometimes cake!) is served in the Community Centre. It is a great way to meet other people from church and enjoy a time of fellowship together.

Our Service

The main service begins at 10am with a warm welcome from the Vicar and usually lasts about an hour. On the first and third Sundays of the month the service is Holy Communion using Common Worship. The second Sunday of the month is when we have our Family Parade Service and the fourth Sunday service is Morning Praise. Neither of these services includes Holy Communion. If there is a fifth Sunday in the month we will have an All Age Service which is often quite lively with something for everyone regardless of how many years young they are.  It's probably easiest to check the calendar to see what is on each week!

If you prefer a quieter, more traditional service then at 8am each Sunday we have a quiet BCP (1662) Holy Communion Service which lasts about 45 mins.

images: Services


Is there a dress code?

No!  Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.


What about my children?

Children are welcome at all of our services, though some are more aimed towards children and families.
2nd Sunday of the month - Parade Service at 10am in church 
4th Sunday of the month - TOAST at 9.30am & 11am in the Community Centre
5th Sunday of the month - All Age Service at 10am in church.

Wednesday's in term time - Early Birds at 9.10am in church (for pre-schoolers and their carers).


Children

Will I have to join in?

Not at all!  You are free to simply observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.

Plan your journey: 

Open Google Maps

Accessibility: 

There is wheelchair access to church, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the sidespeople know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There is a toilet at the front of church with level access from outside.

 

 
Get in touch with us to plan your visit
 
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
 
Name:
Telephone:
Email Address:
Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?

Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.
  
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel welcome and at home at our church.

Best Wishes

Reverend Jo