Church Growth Trust (CGT) has helped many churches review their buildings and come up with plans that are practical, cost-effective and make the building more suitable for meeting their God-given vision and modern church use.
The review normally takes the form of a feasibility study where particular problems are considered and an objective view is taken as to what would work best for the building. Problems that CGT has helped to resolve include:
· The size of the main room not being flexible enough for worship/other uses;
· Only one WC, which meant the children have to pass through the main worship area during the main meetings;
· Lack of a “welcome” area or separate room for refreshments.
One property where CGT was asked to help was at Abridge in Essex. Abridge Evangelical Church did not need the whole of the worship area for their meetings and wanted to have a welcome/refreshment area, with a new fully accessible entrance, upgraded kitchen and fully accessible WC. In addition, the building was refurbished to provide modern heating, rewiring, better lighting, insulated walls and ceiling, and more storage.
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