All Saints Church Development Project
Repairing, re-ordering and revitalising
our buildings as we plan for growth
2018 will be a very exciting time for us at All Saints as we enter Phase 2 of the ASPIRE project.
Once building works are underway, Sunday worship services will be relocated to Lindfield Primary Academy. It is anticipated that we will begin our temporary relocation immediately after Easter. We are very grateful to LPA for letting us use their facilities for our services and children’s groups, allowing us to continue to worship in the village. We are hoping to be back into All Saints for our Christmas services but this may be affected by circumstances beyond our control.
We already have strong links with the Academy, and we pray that God will use this time to strengthen the bonds between our Church and the community. Jennie Carter will be heading up a team to help prepare us for the move, so please pray for her and the team and give thanks to God for His provision. Full details about the move will be available nearer the time.
7th January 2018
Invitations to tender for Phase 2
Invitations to tender for the work on Phase 2 of the ASPIRE project have now been sent out. Responses are expected early in the new year. Please pray that we will get good responses within the expected price ranges so the right contractor can be appointed. Please continue to pray that the remaining resources needed will be forthcoming.
9th December 2017
On January 8th, work will commence to connect our new toilet to the main sewer. Contractors have been appointed and permission has been given by West Sussex Highways to close part of the road. The work is anticipated to take less than three weeks.
Unfortunately West Sussex County Council would not give us permission to close the road sooner as they feared it might affect the trading opportunities for Lindfield shops in the run up to Christmas.
Lets give thanks that we'll soon be able to use our excellent new facilities!
26th November 2017
For older news articles, please see the ASPIRE archive
Launched in March 2013, we have called the project ASPIRE because we aspire to repair, renew, refurbish and extend our buildings to meet the needs of current and future generations. The various works are taking place in two phases between now and the end of 2018.
We are currently nearing the completion of Phase 1, including the re-ordering of the church, including removal of pews, redevelopment of the vestries to include an accessible toilet, multi-use room and flower preparation and utility area.
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On the 11th June 2017 we held an Aspire vision day, you can listen here:
The provisional plan to the church includes the following elements:
Improved entrance at the south porch, together with new enhanced entrance at the west door.
A new purpose-designed and moveable central dais area for leading worship.
Renewal and lightening of the floor.
Repair treatment to stained glass windows and redecoration throughout.
Replacement of most pews with individual seats allowing flexible arrangements.
Enlarged welcome and circulation area at the back of the Church
Removal of existing choir stalls and replacement with moveable choir seating.
Relocation of the Kempe screen from the rear of the Church to underneath the west tower.
Retention of the memorial chapel, reredos and other historic features.
Upgrades to the heating, lighting, audio visual and electrical services.
Please feel free to use the form below to send any questions or comments and they will be forwarded to the ASPIRE Steering Group to respond:
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