As a parish we stand on the shoulders of giants. Those who have gone before us and who have done so much to build up the life of the church. We have inherited what they have built and we are tasked to pass the faith on to the next generation.
Over the last two years the PCC have been developing plans for the redevelopment of the nave. As you will have seen, the physical fabric of the church is in need of some work. The carpets are unsuitable for the building and cover uneven worn flooring. The seating is inflexible and uncomfortable, the pillars are degrading at the base and need to be looked at. There is considerable work needed to bring the structure up to scratch and fit for mission.
The Statements of Need and Significance produced by the Buildings Committee and some very early outline plans produced by our architect are below for you to comment on. They are very exciting indeed but we are at an early stage and want to take it step by step.
Statements of Need & Significance
Launch of the project
In parallel to the process of consultation, refining of plans and making decisions about a redevelopment of the nave, we will be seeking to launch a campaign to support our redevelopment. We intend to have a launch of our plans in Sheffield on Sunday 5 September. A London supporter of the parish has also agreed to host a dinner in London to fundraise for the project and further details of that will be announced in due course. We have several high profile patrons of the project:
- The Rt Rev’d Dr Pete Wilcox, Bishop of Sheffield
- The Rt Rev’d Glyn Webster, Bishop of Beverley
- Dr Catherine Wilcox, Author and lecturer and a member of the congregation
- Baroness Harris of Richmond, Peer of the realm and High Steward of Ripon Cathedral
Please get in touch with us if you would like to be involved in any way. I am keen to use the gifts and talents of all our people. You can email us at email@example.com