Development Project

The Development & Maintenance Project is an ongoing comitment to the community.  to create more sustainable & accessable facilities.

"We want to offer modern well presented, usable facilities - 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 proposal for the seating in the Nave following the experements over the last year is being considered by the DAC. This will create an open chapel space in the south aile and improve access for users of accesability aids, allowing them to sit where they want in the worship space, and access our 'accessable' toilet. We will retain the choir stalls in the chancel, whilst making them usable for concerts.

We are taking the oportunity during this time to repair the structure of the floor, which is in a worse state than we anticipated During the trial we have also been able to host a broad range of activities and look forward to new oportunities when the work is complete.

Long term sections of work envisaged:

  • Floor
    • Reconstructing the floor at a single level making it safer and more accessible for all people.
  • Font

    • Resiting the font to make it more accessible for baptisms and less of a hazard for other users.
  • Entrance

    • Creating a welcoming space in the entranceway. Including adding double glased 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 aquiring aditional comfortable, lite and storable seating for larger events. (we could do with another 50 matching folding seats)
  • Roof

    • The roof has been successfully repaired on a temporary basis, but will require significant work in the medium term.

  • Audio system & Vidio Display Equipment.

    • We have now replaced the AV system with modern amplifiers, mixer and speakers capable of full range reproduction, and replaced the projector screens that were held together and up with bluetack and string with high resolution displays..

  • Catering facilities and aminities

    • we are looking to add a catering standard facility under the bell tower, together with storage and possibly 2 aditional toilets. This would provide the ability to cater for events after baptisms, weddings and funerals as well as other church events, and reduce the que at our accessible toilet.
  • St. Michael's Hall

    • The hall has recieved New fencing, New heating system, Significant work on the electrical system. Its next major project will be a compleat refurbishment of the washroom facilities



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 comunity. If you hear of sources of funding or are involved in a buisness that makes charitable donations we would love to hear from you.

At this time we are seeking funding for the work on floor, new carpet, electrical wiring and the cafeteria, its hatchway and new radio mics.


You can help us by texting 70070 with SMAA01 £ammount

e.g. SMAA01 £10

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 vission was presented on Advent Sunday 2012. For a phased project tackaling the main problembs in managable chunks

January 2013 saw the launch of the project fundraising.

Febuary 2016 New heating system installed and working.

Febuary 2016 Grant application to the Listed place of worship roof repair fund submitted (Unfortunatly this was unsuccessful, so we are looking at other ways to fund this work).

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

December 2016 Formal seating Faculty submited.

March 2017 - added future vision to the faculty submission.

August 2017 - Awaiting Chancelors decision.