“Exciting time” as work to upgrade church facilities begins

Work has started on a new kitchen and toilets at St Thomas a Becket Church, in Ramsey.

Work has started on a new kitchen and toilets at St Thomas a Becket Church, in Ramsey. - Credit: Archant

Long-awaited work to install a new kitchen and toilets at St Thomas a Becket in Ramsey is finally under way, in what has been described as an “exciting time” for the church.

Work has started on a new kitchen and toilets at St Thomas a Becket Church, in Ramsey.

Work has started on a new kitchen and toilets at St Thomas a Becket Church, in Ramsey. - Credit: Archant

The re-ordering committee has been hard at work over the last decade raising funds for the upgrade work, which will see a new disabled toilet and kitchen installed, to allow the church to cater for an array of events.

Through hosting countless fund-raising events, and with the help of Grantscape, Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust and Ramsey Rotary Club, the committee was able to raise the £63,000 needed to get the first phase of work started.

Richard Hyde, chairman of the re-ordering committee, said: “We are using the church more and more for community events, such as meals, and the new kitchen will be a big boost to anything that we wish to do.

“It will also be a big improvement to the current kitchen which was something in the order of three feet by six feet.

“It’s going to be a big change for the facilities of the church but our services are very well attended and it is a very active church in the community. It’s a very exciting time.”

Mr Hyde said it was hoped that the work would be completed by the end of October.

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A new round of fundraising is already started, with the church hoping to upgrade means of access for disabled visitors.

Anyone who wishes to find out more, or help out with the fundraising, can contact Mr Hyde on 01487 812220.

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