Grade II* • Grant awarded: £4,000
The Grade II* listed building in Horsington was suffering from rotting wooden floor supports in the south aisle and under the parish room. This, plus a lack of servery and WC facilities spurred the (relatively small) parish north of Templecombe into a massive fund-raising effort. The total project cost of over £175,000 inc professional fees and VAT has rectified these problems and created an excellent servery and fully disabled friendly WC.
These new facilities were officially dedicated by Archdeacon Nicola Sullivan on August 10th 2016, prior to her move from Wells to Southwell (Notts).
The Somerset Churches Trust granted £4,000 to this project, with the bulk of the funds being provided by the Viridor Credits Environmental Company. The main contractor was T A Green of Wincanton and the project was overseen by Marc Pique of Philip Hughes Associates, also of Wincanton, and Mrs Anne Jones, the long-standing Churchwarden at St.Johns.
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