posted 2nd June 2021
the latest June 2021 Bugle is here
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All Saints is a Grade 1 listed building, which has suffered too long from degradation by the weather and past neglect. It was closed in 1998 and almost declared redundant. But the villagers and the PCC are determined to bring it back into use again - and a good start has been made, gaining funds to restore the roofing. But there is so much more we want to do!
We have THREE objectives:
Objective 1: Looking Up:
To restore the chancel as a glowing neo-gothic jewel, a focus for worship and a real 'gateway to heaven' area! Already we are holding services there, though the walls are peeling!
Objective 2:Looking Out:
To transform the rest of the 13th century grade 1 listed building - back to its almost Cistercian simplicity, with soaring arches, and a great space were community events can take place - and with such adjuncts as catering facilities, disabled loo and room for concerts, art exhibitions and so on!
Objective 3: Looking Forward
To make the church 'sustainable'. Projects need to self-sustain! So we are hoping to put in solar heating, and facilities which will allow the church to become a place which pays for itself! I hope it will become a beacon for the future development of many other rural churches.