Historic church plans renovation

Cheque presentation for �2000 to Fornham All Saints Church''Pictured:Church warden Alan Goodenough, Rector David Burrell and Cllr Beccy Hopfenperger
Cheque presentation for �2000 to Fornham All Saints Church''Pictured:Church warden Alan Goodenough, Rector David Burrell and Cllr Beccy Hopfenperger
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INTERIOR renovations are being planned for Fornham All Saints parish church.

A cheque for £2,000 was presented to church warden Alan Goodenough by Councillor Beccy Hopfensberger, which is being put towards new catering facilities for the church.

The donation from Suffolk County Council’s locality budget will help fund the first stage of a 3-4 year project, equipping the church with a hot water supply. The estimated overall cost of the new kitchen is £35,000.

Forham All Saints’ church dates back to the 13th century and is a Grade One listed building. Strict building regulations state that any alterations must not compromise the historic quality of the church’s interior.

Mr Goodenough said: “It is important to preserve the personality of the church during this project. A qualified architect will supervise all the work.”

The project is being undertaken by local building firm GJ Bream Ltd. Specialist church architect Philip Orchard from the Whitworth Co-partnership based in Hatter Street will be supervising the proceedings.