Chairs project

All Saints’ Church Seating Project, a 2020 Vision

chairsFollowing six months of meetings of the Church Seating Group, and a parish Consultation on the 17th November 2019, the All Saints’ PCC has taken the decision to remove the existing pews and replace them with chairs. The outcome of our discussions has been that the ministry and mission of All Saints would be greatly enhanced by more comfortable, flexible and attractive seating.

During 2020 we hope to apply for a Faculty (legal permission), and raise funds to pay for this project. We plan to purchase 150 wooden chairs, 30 of which will have arms, and also 5 storage trolleys to stack the chairs when necessary.  The chairs can be linked together, or free standing, allowing for much greater flexibility than we have at present. The chairs have a padded seat, which makes them extremely comfortable. And we’ve have chosen wooden frames to keep the ethos and tradition of the worship space, as much as possible.

We hope that the new chairs will not only offer greater flexibility and comfort during worship, but also that the space will prove much more suitable and appropriate for community groups to use. Already we have community choirs using the building, and occasional concerts; and the building is used on a regular basis by our local schools. We would like to make it more available still, as we seek to serve the local community in new and fresh ways.

The estimated cost of the Project is £25,000. A legacy of £10,000 was given some years ago, which leaves £15,000 for us to raise. The approximate cost of each chair is £150 (a memorial plaque for your chair could be arranged). If you could prayerfully consider contributing to this Project, we’d be hugely grateful. If each church member could buy one chair, we’d raise our target! And some of us may be in a position to give a larger sum. (If we don’t reach the target, then we won’t be able to proceed with the project).

If you would like to make a donation, please print and complete this form, and return them to the Church Office. Forms are also available in church or from the parish office.

Yours Lord, are the greatness, the power, the glory, the splendour and the majesty. All things come from you, and of your own do we give you. (I Chronicles 29:11)

With many thanks for your generosity, and trusting the Lord for his continued blessing,

Revd Beverly Watson