Following our second meeting on 29th February, we have now produced a Statement of Significance, which is a document that lays out why the Church of St Nicolas is so important, both historically and to the local community. This is accompanied by a Statement of Need which explains why we feel that some re-ordering of the church is needed now. Both documents will be submitted shortly to the Diocese Advisory Council in Ely, along with some provisional sketches, and hopefully once these are accepted, the first of our four projects will be under way officially.
In the meantime, there is plenty to do, including making provision during re-ordering for the welfare of the bats who live in and around the churchyard, seeking funding, organising a bank account, visiting other churches and learning from their experiences, and researching new ideas so that any changes will be sympathetic to the needs and character of our church in the centuries to come.
Getting everything pulled together will take time, but it is exciting to be taking these first steps and feel that our project is finally getting under way.
3rd March 2016