New toilets, new kitchen and even a labyrinth for refurbished church

All Saints Church, Huntingdon, renovation,

All Saints Church, Huntingdon, renovation, - Credit: Archant

Refurbishment work at All Saints’ Church in Huntingdon is on track to be complete by next month.

The church, in Market Square, may date back to the late 10th century but is set to be brought into the 21st century with a new kitchen, accessible toilet, under floor heating, and electric door.

And a new way of praying and meditating is being introduced, with a labyrinth being installed in the grounds of the church.

Labyrinths are pathways walked in order to aid thoughts and for meditation. From October it will be available for walking every Saturday, from 10am to noon.

The vicar of All Saints’ Church, Rev Andrew Milton, said: “The idea is to continue using All Saints’ for some worship but alongside that we hope it will become a significant community building in the heart of Huntingdon, offering hospitality, a listening ear, a place for rest and quiet, and somewhere with excellent facilities for things like our Thursday morning parent and toddler group, which currently meets in St Mary’s.

“We also hope that local community organisations will want to come and take advantage of what the building can offer. Anyone who has walked a labyrinth before will know it is an exciting and profound thing to do.”

Building work is on track to finish in September and, after furniture has been moved back into the church, it is hoped that there will be a re-opening ceremony in the new year.