Building our future
St Matthew's is a beautiful building, but it doesn't have all the facilities we need if we are to be a growing church serving our parish. So we have big plans to develop the site.
We have a project, currently at the planning stage, to build a new community centre by the side of the church. This will have a cafe/foyer area, a parish office, meeting rooms, a large hall, a kitchen, and better toilet facilities.
At the same time we will open up the interior of the church to make a more flexible space, suitable for different styles of worship as well as for performance and display, with a creche area, better disabled access and a more open and welcoming entrance. All this will be done in a way that is sensitive to the historic character of the building and which will enhance it both internally and externally.
This is an exciting project aimed at providing excellent facilities not just for the church but for the whole community. There will be updates on the progress of our project on this page as developments take place, so keep coming back to see how things are going!