Update 26th Sept 2011
We’ve had some really positive news. The Chancellor had referred our proposals to the Church Building Council (CBC) in light of objections raised by heritage organisations. The CBC have visited and taken a detailed look at our building, plans and needs and have now responded to the Chancellor.
They are totally convinced regarding our proposals to remove the pews and install under floor heating and a level floor. This is a great encouragement! There is now a final 28 day period for further submissions before the Chancellor will make his ruling. He has asked if we are happy for him to determine the matter by written submissions, which we are. This is good for us as it seems this will avoid the need for us to go to Consistory Court.
We thank God for answers to prayer and continue to pray for the progression of our plans.