At St Oswald’s church we constantly look to developing our work and facilities to meet the needs of a growing congregation in a changing culture. We are currently working on improving access to our building and our services following a detailed access audit carried out by Access and Evacu8.
Previous major projects include the building of a toilet and sexton’s store which was completed in June 2017 and the rebuilding of the organ which took place in 2015.
2019 has seen the completion of a project to remove two pews in the central area of the church, between the south aisle and the central aisle to provide additional space for wheelchair users and their accompaniers. In 2020 we have been able to replace worn carpeting in the aisles with the support of a trust fund donation.
The 2021 quinquennial inspection identified various works to be addressed. The minor items have been attended to and the interior of the Church has recently been redecorated. The exterior of the building now requires some remedial works to the guttering, timber framing and panel infill together with further application of timber treatment and decoration of the walls. Efforts are currently under way to provide the considerable funding requirements for this work.