Friends' plan to save church rejected

Contributed by editor on Jul 16, 2006 - 09:01 PM


By Colin Tearle

The Redundant Churches Uses Committee have recently written to the Friends of St. Peter's church to finally reject their proposals to develop the building as a community and visitor centre.

In the letter it outlined the business case for turning down their offer saying, `it was questionable whether the revenue arising from such a use would be able to sustain the building in the long term`.

The Diocesan Board of finance have received a proposal to convert the building into a residence and felt strongly that this was the only way forward in the long term, to provide as far as possible for the future of this Grade 1 church.

To read copies of correspondence, click here