After many years of fundraising, the people of Burbage in Leicestershire have finally seen their vision of a new church at the heart of their community come to fruition.
The original building was constructed in 1866 and unsuitable for those with mobility problems. In order to realise their vision they required an easily accessible, multi-purpose building that could be used throughout the week.
The new build is a single story comprising a worship area and a hospitality area which is separated by a set of acoustic doors, a fully-fitted kitchen, storage and a meeting room. A quiet room doubles as the Minister’s vestry and accessible facilities are included throughout the church.
It was decided that the building would be known as, ‘Connect’, the home of Burbage Methodist Church, a name that shows the church's commitment to mission and to reach out and connect with the local community.
The Revd Dr Tim Woolley led a wonderful and inspiring service to officially open the new building with the address given by Revd Helen Cameron, Chair of Northampton District.