Computer projection of the completed works
Our Community Project will ensure this wonderful building continues to stand at the heart of the community it has served for almost 200 years by enabling us to offer the people of Kirkham superb modern amenities within the glorious setting of their Grade II* listed church. The changes will reflect the generosity and hospitality found in the life of the gospels; promoting the 'greater good' and embodying our identity as a Church which regards everyone of ultimate worth and value.
Updated May 2018
The inside of the tower has been refurbished and new church bells have been installed. You should be able to hear them! The tower clock will be returned to active service after cleaning and maintainance once other building work is complete. The fascinating working mechanism will for the first time be visible to visitors as it will be housed in a new glass display case situated within the tower staircase.
In view of our longstanding relations with the regiments of Weeton Barracks, we are also mid-way through creating a Military Chapel within the nave, beside our two war memorials. Wooden panelling which originated in the baptistry when the font was in its original position under the gallery, has now been installed and a new wooden altar is currently being created.
In the main body of the church, work to transform the narthex (entrance area) and redundant balcony into a new community space is now well underway. The balcony has been refloored and new walls and oak panelling have been added to house the lift and a commercial-standard kitchen.
All the building work is proceeding according schedule.
Sunday worship, baptisms, weddings and funerals are unaffected, however other public access mid-week is at times restricted with most services and activities taking place elsewhere. Please check the Diary for current information.