Steeple Aston Building Project

For now, our building project is on hold. Thanks to a lot of hard work and generosity we have excellent plans in place, and the PCC and wardens very much believe in both the value and necessity of our project. We are grateful to everyone who has helped us work on the project to date.

Through it all, we started with six principles:

Access - we want anybody and everybody to have good and easy access to the whole church and across the churchyard.

Better heating - a warm church shouldn’t be rocket science in this day and age, and if we can do something to introduce renewable energy, so much the better.

Toilets - whether you are young or old or somewhere in between, it’s perfectly reasonable to expect a public building to have decent toilet facilities.

Hospitality - we want simple hospitality facilities so we can foster fellowship after church, put on decent concert interval drinks, host a small cafe midweek. A church is about loving God and caring for people; hospitality somewhere near the centre of church life.

Children - we need a specific space for our children’s church within our own building so that children know they matter here.

Flexible space - much loved as our victorian pews are, the lives of people in our village today matter more. We want space so we can worship in different ways, have more concerts, welcome the school regularly, find a place where the PCC can meet or watch a midweek cafe thrive. Maybe Sustainable Steeple might make use of the building; maybe we’ll have a Heritage Corner with a permanent display about the Steeple Aston Cope bringing visitors to the village.

We maintain hope that the six aims we have always had will somehow be met so that we can serve our community better.

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