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St Paul's Church Slough

The transformation and restoration of a seriously tired church in Slough

St Pauls’ church, Slough is a very large Victorian style 20th century church built in the residential suburbs of the town. It is enormously high and was so hard to heat that in the 1960s a flat roofed interior structure was built to provide a smaller, easier to heat hall, entirely within the west end …

Reopening Places of Worship

As of the 13th June, churches in England have been allowed to open for individual prayer and funeral services. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government recognises that there are significant mental-health benefits for people being able to pray in their place of worship which for some people, cannot be replicated by praying at …

Ely Cathedral in Ely

Virtual Tour of Britain’s Cathedrals

Rich in history, Great Britain’s cathedrals have withstood the test of time and have now become key historical tourist attractions as well as places of Christian worship. Thousands of tourists each year flock to Britain’s cathedrals to admire the grandeur and beauty of medieval religious architecture. Although in Great Britain places of worship and tourist …

What lays ahead for Churches in 2020 and beyond?

The last few months have been a difficult time for everyone whilst we are all adjusting to a different way of living. During this period, the degree of care and concern amongst communities has increased along with an increase in the level of prayer for others.  Despite the negatives and the difficulties faced during this …

Oxfordshire Anglo-Saxon Church Guide

Of all the groups who have invaded England, the Anglo-Saxons made quite the impact including the permanent establishment of the English church. Despite having a prominent linguistic and cultural impact, their remnants are few and far between. The best surviving structures from the Anglo-Saxon era are stone churches or earthworks. In Oxfordshire, the earliest example …

Church Support for 2020

In light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, churches are experiencing drastic changes. Like all voluntary sector services Churches are facing massive uncertainty. However, even if we are all behind closed doors at present, this is the time to think that when the restrictions are lifted, and the main crisis of the virus outbreak has passed, …

Reading’s Historical Greyfriar’s Church Receives Planning Permission for a New West End Extension

Greyfriar’s Anglican Church on Friar Street in Reading, Berkshire has now been granted planning permission to replace the outdated semi-circular extension with a new glazed foyer and substantial link extension. The Diocese has also granted approval. The Grade I listed church was built in 1311 and is now the oldest Franciscan building still used for …

Reordering of Abingdon Baptist Church

The lovely pedimented façade of Abingdon Baptist Church in Oxfordshire dates from 1841. It lies back from Ock Street, in the charming Thames-side town. This is the third church on the site since it was acquired in 1652 as the burial ground for the church’s first minister. The original church was built there in 1700. …

From darkness into the light

Publisher: Church Times – No. 7536 Date: 17th August 2007 Author: Sally FitzHarris A new £2.2 million church is offering a welcome to Roman Catholic worshippers in Basingstoke. Sally FitzHarris hears how the town’s five mass centres have adapted to suit changing congregations POPLEY WAY, on the northern edge of Basingstoke, has a new landmark, …

Planning Permission at Purley Infant School

Planning Permission at Purley Infant School

JBKS Architects have successfully received planning permission for the proposed extension to Purley Infant School. Following a lengthy consultation period, it was welcomed news to hear that the proposals have been accepted and the project can now move forward to the next stage. The extension will provide much needed space for a thriving school.




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