St Philip and St James’s church, Grafton Road, Cheltenham, GL50 2DD

Reordering Update

The church submitted its reordering proposals to Gloucester Diocesan Advisory Committee on reordering (DAC) in early October.  Of course, there were some areas where there were queries or additional information was required, and we hosted a meeting at Church House last Thursday (7th December), which was attended by our own architects (RRA), our structural engineers (CMN), and DAC members with expertise in architecture. This was a very constructive meeting and we hope to meet with the DAC again in late January to progress agreement on the detail of our reordering scheme.

Meanwhile, we have recruited Illman Young landscape architects to create a high quality, practical design for the current car park area, which will provide an attractive setting for the church, a useful outside space and somewhere for church users to leave their vehicles.  We hope to have some initial sketch designs to display in the New Year.

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