A six-year project to improve facilities for community use at a village church has been completed.
Work has also brought the historic building of All Saints’ Church, Southill, to a safe standard in a scheme organised by the Parochial Church Council with help from The Friends of All Saints’, Wixamtree Trust, Beds and Herts Historic Churches Trust, Tarmac LaFarge, Southill Parish Council, National Churches Trust, private and commercial donations, and helpers.
Carried out under the stewardship of the churchwardens, the work has included a new path for level access to the building via the north door, with lighting in memory of Douglas Stanton.
The project has also seen new toilet facilities, a Sunday School room, loop system for the hard of hearing, protective screening to the stained glass windows, fire escape for the ringing chamber in the tower and new kitchen.
Other improvements include full drainage and rising damp repairs, boilers, electrical overhaul and stonework repairs to the exterior of the building including the tower.
Southill PCC is proud of its achievement, and wishes to extend its profound gratitude to the supporters mentioned above and to the dedicated work of committee members, without whom this would never have been possible.
All Saints’ Church, Southill has services at 9am every Sunday, and on Tuesdays between 2.30pm and 4pm free tea, coffee, and biscuits are served during a social time.