Heeley Parish Church

Transforming life, transforming lives

Re-ordering details

The alterations proposed include:

  • Removal of the pews (these will be sold),
  • Removal of the balcony,
  • Removal of the old heating and lighting installations,
  • Levelling of the floors by removing the pew platforms,
  • New ramped access to stage and chapel areas,
  • Providing new underfloor heating with separate zones,
  • New creche / small meeting room built in North Aisle
  • New carpet covering to most floors,
  • Ceramic tiles to the floor in the font area and hard flooring to new cafe area across the rearmost section of the church,
  • Opening up the stage area by relocating the pulpit and removing the dais wall,
  • New energy efficient lighting,
  • Replacement of fibreglass windows with clear glazing,
  • Improved storage facilities in the vestry,
  • Full decoration,
  • New furnishings including two grades of stackable chairs, tables for cafe area,and tables for community exhibitions and workshops etc.
  • New audio/visual system with hearing loop.

All of this will mean that Heeley Parish Church will be:

  • Beautiful, the loss of pews will be far offset by architectural gains
  • Flexible, the facilities will be available with or without chairs, for small or large groups.
  • Warm, in winter the heating will work!
  • Well lit, the natural light from the windows and the new LED lighting will make it suitable for crafts, exhibitions, and activities where you need decent light
  • Economic, the cost of running the facilities will be affordable due to heating and lighting efficiencies.
  • Viable, the long term future of the church for Christian ministry will be secured by having a much increased rental income from third party user groups.
  • A wonderful resource for the Community, for worship and for Christian Mission.

The detailed drawings may be downloaded by following these links

Existing Plan and Sections

Proposed Plan and Sections

Heating and electrical installation