Kitchen & Khazi Project

CROSSING OUR LEGS FOR OVER SEVEN CENTURIES

In a church as old as St Mary the Blessed Virgin (completed about 1290), it's perhaps not suprising that there is no lavatory.  Even the Victorian renovation completed in 1876 didn't result in adding a loo.

Over the last couple of years, parishioners have become determined to put this right.  We aim to have an accessible toilet with pull-down baby-change facilities.  And, while we do that, we also aim to have a servery with sink and drinking water (currently somebody has to purchase bottled water and bring it into church).  Somewhere to prepare drinks and refreshments after services, at our regular Tuesday Tiffin, social occasions, concerts and other events.  

We call this project Kitchen & Khazi and people near and far are contributing to its success.

A small fund raising group is working tirelessly with a programme of exciting events during 2018.  Some of these are being held in conjunction with our friendly local pub - The Red Lion, Warmington  Many of the events see the proceeds being shared with our chosen local charity - Oundle Community First Responders.  

Plans for the Kitchen & Khazi have recently been drawn up by our architect and approved by the Warmington Parochial Church Council.  The plans have been sent to the Diocese and the process is on its way.  Progress is not always as swift as we'd like when change is planned to such an old building as our church.  We shall be keeping our legs crossed for a little longer!

Please watch this space for news of the plans and the fundraising.


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