Stretton Church, Rutland - St NicholasFor more than 900 years people have met in our ancient building: to sing, pray, learn and encourage one another in our faith. You are most welcome to join us on the first or third Sundays of the month at 11.15 am.
Over the centuries many changes have been made to our Grade 2 listed building, which dates from the 11th century. Walls have been rebuilt, the roof replaced, a door blocked up. Most of the woodwork is nineteenth century. You can read more of the history of our church at http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/rutland/vol2/pp145-151.
We have exciting plans to follow in the steps of our forebears and re-order our building to meet Stretton's needs in the 21st century. At present we have inadequate heating, no toilet facilities, and inflexible seating. Providing refreshments is a challenge (which doesn't stop us!). It has taken several years to get the necessary permission to reorder the building. We now need to raise the money.
The plan is to retain the traditional character of the church while making it suitable for community use. Details are on the notice board in church. A committee from the church and village was appointed in February 2015. We can all dream - but we would like our dream to become a reality! We would welcome your input. Perhaps you have ideas about how we could use the building? Or perhaps you have fundraising experience or useful contacts?
If you would like to be involved in any way, contact the Chair of the reordering committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Churchwarden: Jonathan Pattison. email: email@example.com
Stretton Village Website: www.strettonvillage.co.uk