modernisation project nears completion at Burnham church
£130,000 project to modernise the interior of a Burnham-On-Sea
church is on track to be completed during the next few weeks.
Builders have been working inside St Andrew's Church on The Esplanade
since last October, carrying out a six month project, which is
on schedule to finish during March.
church's vicar, Reverend Graham Witts, told Burnham-On-Sea.com
this week that the work will bring a number of benefits to churchgoers.
opening up a new entrance into the church at the western end,
which will make it far easier for disabled people to access the
church. This is something we've wanted to do for a long time because
the current entrance has steps and is difficult for some wheelchair
added: "A large section of pews under the balcony has also
been removed to make way for a new social area for concerts and
meetings. There are plans to use this for various activities throughout
also leveled out many of the church's tiled flooring areas to
remove some of the dips, and our two angel statues are being moved
onto new stone plinths at the rear of the church which will form
a new entrance to the font area."
Witts added: "It's been a big project and we're all looking
forwards to seeing it completed during the next few weeks when
the plans will be turn into reality."
said that the church hopes to start a second phase of development
work later in the year to create a new access route to the church's
the work doesn't stop there - the team at the church are also
planning a £100,000 modernisation of nearby St Andrew's
Church Hall, where flooring and internal decor needs to be overhauled.