Our brilliant building contractors Rooff arrive on site, and hoardings go up around the churchyard. Site manager Andy is a motorbike fan.
With the steel work in place inside, and supporting scaffolding outside, the team begin to dismantle the 1950s extension by hand, brick-by-brick!
With the 1950's extension safely and successfully dismantled, the Romanesque arches of the 1887 building look wonderful!
All welcome, all the time.
Since November 2019, we have been in rebuild mode. We were blessed to receive a large grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund of money raised from National Lottery players right across the country. This will help renovate and reorder our church building as part of our major five-year activity plan. When the dust settles we are not going to slow down: our church will become a busy centre for community arts, community gardening, community cooking, and community history. Whoever you are and whatever your story is, you will find a place with us in our corner of Epping Forest.
To find out more about our work, please visit us on social media, send us an email, give us a call, or subscribe to our newsletter. Head to our volunteer page to learn how you can join our active and social teams.
The wellfare hut was the first new addition to the church space. The balcony awaits removal and replacement with our new first floor.
Day one of steel work installation. The rate of change over the next few days and weeks was incredible.
With steel work sprayed with white fire-proof paint, and the wooden flooring installed, work begins erecting dividing walls that will give our new cafe and community rooms volume.
Safeguarding policy and practice
We are committed to safeguarding children, young people, and adults at risk of harm. Our PCC has adopted the House of Bishops' 'Promoting a Safer Church: Safeguarding Policy Statement'. Our safeguarding practices are in line with those published by the Diocese of Chelmsford and the wider Church of England. To report any safeguarding matter, please contact the Parish Safeguarding Representative, Anita Doherty, via the parish email address: email@example.com.
The church has been cleared, and is awaiting the start of building work.
Our architects and building contractors ironing out any wrinkles and making sure everything goes smoothly.
The view looking east from our new community room, taking shape with the floor in place and dividing walls going up.