It was great to visit Hook Norton Baptist Church today to find out what plans they have for the beautiful, Grade II-listed, Georgian Chapel. The Chapel, having been built in 1774, is one of the older Georgian chapels in England and requires a programme of works to address issues raised in an inspection.
I met Pastor Peter Brookes and members of the congregation who gave me a tour of the Chapel. They explained that plans will include addressing the causes of damp, improve access for those with mobility issues, add thermal insulation, and install energy efficient heat and lighting.
The work is expected to cost over £325,000 of which the Church has managed to raise two thirds so far. There is still lots of fundraising to do. I encourage anyone interested to get involved and help to restore this wonderful building.