St Michael’s refurbished in 2010-2011
Our last project was to refurbish St Michael’s to provide a warm community space with good lighting and heating as well as enhancing the chancel for quiet contemplation and worship.
A ground source heat pump, coupled to an underfloor heating scheme was installed providing a comfortable warm environment and it is the first medieval church in the diocese to incorporate this technology.
The existing kitchen and toilet areas were refurbished to modern standards and a new mezzanine, named the Miss Owen Gallery, provides a flexible meeting room and office space.
The project was made possible by a substantial bequest from Miss Owen, a member of the Reepham community, and thanks to the generosity and support of the wider Reepham community, and to awards and grants.
St Michael’s provides a welcoming environment for all community members, especially children and young families and is used regularly for Messy Church, Praise & Prayer and children’s activities on Communion Sundays.
The improvements to the Chancel and the fine stained glass window of the Resurrection of Christ, commissioned to commemorate the local Fallen of the Great War, provide an ambience for reflection and contemplation for Taizé and Celtic Worship.
St Michael’s uniquely combines a religious function with a modern and welcoming space for community and private functions, such as coffee mornings, wedding receptions, funeral wakes, Burns Night celebrations, soup lunches, Art and Craft Shows, the Reepham & District Day Centre and Wednesday lunch and many other events involving the wider community of Reepham. For details of hire please contact the booking officer