Refubishment work completed on church centre

Godmanchester Baptist Church,

Godmanchester Baptist Church, - Credit: Archant

A year after refurbishment work started, the centre at Godmanchester Baptist Church’s is once again open to the public.

And to celebrate its completion, the church is holding an open weekend on Saturday and Sunday to give residents the chance to see what’s new.

The baptist church, formerly known as Duck End Chapel, Union Chapel and Silver Street Baptist Church has been in existence since 1845.

Renovation on the centre, known as the Oikodom Project, started in September last year. Much of the centre has been rebuilt to provide more space in our hall, an additional meeting room, craft room and storage area, a new wide entrance and central spine, a new kitchen, and toilets.

Offices have also been reconfigured to improve the work space for staff and to create a reception area.

On Saturday afternoon, between noon and 3pm, visitors will be able to enjoy myriad activities including a bouncy castle, pole jousting, face painting and a barbecue.

There will also be a listening post, healing zone and a bookshop.

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On Sunday there will be a celebration service at 10.30am and a Songs of Praise-style celebration at 4pm, followed by tea.

Pastor John Smith said: “We are grateful for everyone’s patience during the disruption. I would especially like to thank those who have helped towards our fund-raising including our church community and grant making organisations such as WREN.

“We are very excited about having a church building that is again fit for purpose and welcoming to all who use it.”