Popular Orpington church hall reopens following 10-month improvement programme

PUBLISHED: 14:43 28 October 2016 | UPDATED: 14:43 28 October 2016

Inside the new-look kitchen

Inside the new-look kitchen


The hall is used for a range of activities, including a mums and tots club

A popular Orpington church hall is up-and-running once more after undergoing a ten-month programme of refurbishments.

St Barnabus Cray’s hall has had a number of enhancements made to its kitchen, including the installation of new worktops, sinks and appliances; as well as undergoing an internal redecoration and floor renovations.

New furniture and play equipment has also been introduced as part of the improvements, which were funded using a £20,000 grant from Cory Environmental Trust in Britain.

Built in the 1960s, the church hall is regularly used by members of the community and church congregation for a variety of clubs and activities.

Funding coordinator David Thomson said: “We’re delighted that the church hall is fully available again, and we are all incredibly happy with the improvements that have been made and very grateful for the funding we have received.

“In an area ranked by the National Statistics Office as ‘most deprived’, we offer low cost activities at the church. The improvements at the church hall provides a friendly environment for a great number of people within the local community to meet.”

Activities provided at the hall include a Mums and Tots Club, Thursday Club for seniors, Messy Church, family film evenings, Sunday children’s groups, St Barnabas Preschool and an annual community fun day.

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