The Restoration Project - Albrighton Methodist Church, Shropshire
It was a momentous day for the members of Albrighton Methodist Church in Shropshire, as they witnessed the decommissioning of their old chapel and started the second phase of considerable redevelopment.
The first phase – an upgrade of the community hall and kitchen – was completed in July 2007. The extensive project now continues with restoration and internal work.
The redevelopment has come to fruition after 11 years of dedicated fundraising by church members. A number of grant-making organisations also made awards to the project.
The Revd Chris Harrison said: "This exciting project will enable us to move forward with our mission to ‘strive to be the Church, in, with and for the community’, continuing our devoted Christian witness and service for the past 134 years in the centre of Albrighton village."