You may be wondering what has changed over the last four decades given the nature of my previous post on the church where I grew up….
The pews are mostly gone, replaced by chairs. This happened in the early 1990’s. The logic went thus – small church, small population, small amounts of money. We have to attract in money from outside. Fetes are hard work, and don’t produce enough. So let’s make a flexible performance space and hold concerts, deliberately aimed far wider than the parish. As far as I can tell (this was my last regular contact) this has worked a treat. I do hear from time time of people who know the church because they have been to concerts there.
The lighting has been changed, and the heating updated. Alleluia. It looks fab. It meant grants left right and centre for the work, and was a lot of…
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