Lessingham Methodist chapel celebrates refurbishment
2017: North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb has switched on the Christmas tree lights at the newly refurbished Lessingham Methodist chapel.
The Lessingham Methodist chapel celebrated the completion of a £55,000 makeover earlier this year, after a five-year project was realised. The idea was an initial vision of the church council and supported by the then minister Revd Pat Olivent-Hayes, who felt their chapel should be used more by the local community.
However, it was not fit for purpose, due to a leaking roof and rotten floor boards. In addition, the dull and dark pews needed to be removed in order to replace the floor and brighten up the interior to encourage a bigger congregation of all ages, to use and enjoy the space.
In June, the Forget Me Not Club was founded at the chapel and Mr Lamb officially opened the facilities for people living with dementia and their carers.
Lay pastor Ros Peedle and her team of supporters helped raise the funds for the renovations, including a new kitchen, and now look forward to a successful future for the chapel.
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The photo of Lessingham chapel is courtesy of https://eangliamethodist.org.uk/lessingham
This story first appeared in the North Norfolk News.
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