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The future of The Old Bakery

posted 20 Apr 2015, 22:37 by Parish Council Communications
Approximately, forty people came to a meeting on the evening of Monday evening, 30th March, at the Old Bakery, chaired by Malcolm Chatwin. They mainly comprised St Peter’s Church members and the Friends of St Peter’s, as well as our assistant curate, the Reverend Simon Robinson.

The purpose of the meeting was to inform those attending of the current situation, particularly our church’s finances. We also wanted to share our recommendations for the way forward and to give people a chance to comment and ask questions.

St Peter’s Church committee has unanimously agreed that we should sell the Old Bakery, and use the funds to restore and re-order the church building. Our vision is to create a building which would have a wider use for the community, be more comfortable and welcoming, without losing its principal role as a Christian place of worship. This has been agreed in principle by our governing body, the PCC. At the meeting in March, there was an overwhelming show of support for that decision.

This is the beginning of something which will undoubtably be a lengthy process but, we believe that, with the village community behind us, it can be achieved.

Please feel free to contact either of us if you have any queries.

Rachel and Penny