Development Project

The Development & Maintenance Project is an ongoing commitment to the community, to create more sustainable & accessible facilities.

"We want to offer a modern, well presented, usable facility - both in St. Michael & All Angels and St. Michael's Hall: full of life throughout the week. so we can Share God's Love by Inspiration, Word and Action"


The formal re-ordering has been compleated. Thee will soon be an oportunity to purchase surplus pews (COVID restrictions permiting the sale)

During this time we have taken the opportunity to repair the floor, replace the carpet, and replace the radio mics. Replaced the kitchen worktops in the hall, and its heating system, and the car park & north churchyard fence, cieling plaster, replaced the hausers for the clock weights, and had the pulleys repaired.

Other work we would like to do when funds become available: Replace the south churchyard fence, level numerous paths that suffered due to lack of use during lock-down. Re-point the North east corner of the main building, create a kitchen servery, and extra toilets under under the tower.


As always for a small church fellowship funding is an issue and we look for Grants, Bursaries, Legacies as well as the very generous giving of the church family and members of the community. If you hear of sources of funding or are involved in a business that makes charitable donations we would love to hear from you.

At this time we are seeking funding for the all this work and donations are gratefully recieved to the 'Development and maintenance fund'.

Sections of work envisaged:

  • Entrance

    • Creating a welcoming space in the entranceway. Including adding double glazed doors on the outside of the vestibule, and into the church, and double glazing the window openings.

    • This will protect the 2 coffin lids that are significant parts of our buildings listing

  • Seating

    • Selecting and acquiring additional comfortable, light and storable seating for larger events. (we could do with another 50 matching folding seats) recent trials have proved we can arrange to a seat for 210 people in the Nave and 34 in the chancel, significantly more than previously possible. (and also had space for about 50 people standing)

  • Catering facilities and amenities

    • We are looking to add a catering standard facility under the bell tower, together with storage and 2 additional toilets. This would provide the ability to cater for events after baptisms, weddings, and funerals as well as other church and community events, and reduce the queue at our accessible toilet.

  • St. Michael's Hall

    • Complete refurbishment of the washroom facilities

    • replacement of the continuous boiling water dispenser



Thank you

History and the plan:

The development team has been instrumental in looking at the options for developing our buildings to best suit the mission and vision of the church. 

The initial vision was presented on Advent Sunday 2012. For a phased project tackling the main problems in manageable chunks

January 2013 saw the launch of the project fundraising.

February 2016 New heating system installed and working.

February 2016 Grant application to the Listed place of worship roof repair fund submitted (Unfortunately this was unsuccessful) Subsequent investigation proved the work required to be much less extensive than envisioned by the architect.

March 2016  Replacement of inefficient and failing halogen lighting with modern, efficient LED lighting on a like for like basis started. (with a saving of 9kW/h of electricity)  - This is almost complete. We are evaluating the placement of lights and seeing if we need some additional units.

December 2016 Formal seating Faculty submitted.

March 2017 - added future vision to the faculty submission.

August 2017 - Seating Awaiting the Chancellor's decision.

2019 - The New floor was instaled, and then in August the new carpet was installed

2020 - Was the year of COVID - The North fence was replaced, The clock repaired. The rain drain on south side of the church was repaired.


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