Planning permission prayers answered

The development of the new church and community centre took an important and well timed step forward this week. Planning permission was granted to dismantle and rebuild the ½ metre thick wall running parallel to North Road. This will give the most visible face of the site a much greater sense of uniformity. Stone from the existing wall will be cleaned, cut and reused using an exact match of the original mortar. Work on this has already started and will take around six weeks to complete. Thank you to everyone who prayed for the best outcome of this planning process.

The new church and community centre is one of the audacious ambitions of our Heart of the Community project – along with the refurbishing of our historic church building, the upgrading of our Old School Rooms facilities and the support of outreach projects and fighting poverty in the UK and around the world.