May 2018. Praise the Lord! We are delighted to announce that we have received a grant of £10,000 from the National Lottery for the first stage of our plan. This should enable us to go ahead with removing the asbestos panelling and renovating the windows, as well as drying out the existing toilet and kitchen.
The Churchroom at Weare is in need of major renovation and we are looking at an exciting project which will not only make it fully accessible, but also make it a hub for the whole Parish. This will include a new door, new toilets and kitchen, and a Parish Office which can be accessed outside the Rector's working hours and serve the whole of the united Parish.
It could be a great venue for up to 60 people, close to the Rectory and St Gregory's Church. Ideal for funerals, baptisms and small weddings, as well as a range of meetings, events and parties and even children's work in the future.
We will be fundraising, with an emphasis on the 'fun', so look out for our Quiz Nights, Pudding Clubs and other events.
If you have skills or talents that could help this project, please get in touch.
The problems that we are going to tackle include:-
1. No adequate disabled access.
2. No adequate emergency exits.
3. A single toilet that is only acessible through the kitchen and is exceedingly damp.
4. A kitchen that is not adequate to serve the size of the room.
5. Crumbling and draughty windows.
6. Walls that are lined with asbestos.