St John’s has embarked on a programme of refurbishment which will enhance our worship and make the church more accessible, as well as addressing the maintenance issues. Part of the work includes the transformation of the ground floor of the tower (the only part of the church which survived the fire-bombing in 1942) into a memorial chapel, and the installation on the east wall above the communion table of the copper cross that used to top the church roof.

Molten brass for the cross fixings

The first tranche of the refurbishment is now complete, and we moved back into the building in early November. The pews in the main body of the church have been replaced by easily moved chairs, there is a new sound system, and the copper cross that used to be on the roof ridge is now in pride of place on the east wall.