Restoration Work Begins At St. Alban's Church
Exciting future ahead for the church as 'beating heart of the community'
Restoration work to see St Alban’s, Acton Green become the beating heart of the community is about to begin.
Over the next few weeks residents will see scaffolding go up as the roof is repaired and solar tiles are installed on the south side.
A dedicated chapel area is being set apart for anyone seeking space and sanctuary. A modern heating system is being installed to warm the church to comfortable standards, and toilets and storage facilities are being added.
St Alban's Acton Green is once again a very important resource for the local community and Vicar Richard Moy is keen to see even more local people involved in it’s future; "We really want everyone to feel involved in making St Alban's the beating heart of the community. The community saved the church from being sold off to developers because they wanted the space saved for life enhancing activities and of course for worship. Worship has begun now, but that's just the beginning of all that can happen on this site for the community that surrounds and looks to the church."
Images are by Ian Wylie and Jon Perry
Over the past year a new 10:30am congregation has been planted into the church under the leadership of Associate Vicar, Revd Mike Tufnell. There have been several community events, a fair on the green in September attended by more than a 1000 local residents, and a popular Friday lunch club for pre-school children has been launched, which will resume again once building works allows.
St Alban's is a Church of England church, now part of a family of congregations and church buildings known as Christ Church W4. This includes Christ Church, Turnham Green which now claims 800-1000 visits a week for its services, lunch time community cafe, youth groups, Alpha courses, Shelter project and much more besides.
January 14, 2016