Making our Church more welcoming and accessible to all
Our St Edburg’s family is the living body of Christ committed to the mission and ministry to which God has called us; we believe that we are called to worship God, serve our whole community and to be a place of warm welcome to all.
We have a great love for our Grade I Listed building which has a rich history reaching back more than 900 years. Over the centuries each generation has sought to be obedient to God’s call in their time and have adapted the building accordingly.
The reordering undertaken in 2020 as Phase 1 provides a level nave floor allowing everybody easy access of where they want to sit - the chairs are easily moved to allow those in wheelchairs etc to sit with friends and family.
Phase 2 of our nave project is to provide full access for all through the North Porch which is used as our main entrance (at the moment the only disabled access is via a ramp on the South Side). We are currently in the fundraising stage and ask for your prayers that God will provide. It is planned to carry out this work once sufficient funds have been raised.
The changes to our beloved St Edburg’s Church will not only enhance our various different services of praise & worship but will benefit the whole community by improving flexibility for other events such as our Christmas Tree Festival, concerts, coffee mornings, and exhibitions etc.
In all our endeavours we seek to serve our community and deliver God’s vision for our church.
At all times have we follow the legal process, including the advice of the Victorian Society and the Diocesan Advisory Committee.
We’re really excited about how our Church is growing and changing to meet the needs of our community.
Artist impression of planned new access