A Transforming Church with a Vision

St John’s Vision Project Update

Phase 2 commenced with the appointment of a Heritage Learning Officer, Joe Priestley, who works half his week at St John’s. The other half of his week was with Ripon Cathedral but is now with the National Trust at Beningborough Hall. Joe has had a number of notable successes, particularly in environmental and educational initiatives…

Parishioners examining stained glass

Stained Glass Update

Many of you will have passed St John’s and noticed the scaffolders, men in high visibility gear and conservators in their zip-up suits. In fact, you would be hard pressed not to notice them! But what many won’t have been able to see is the skilled, delicate work which is being carried out on our…

The Vision Unfolds

Works to transform and preserve St John’s is now well underway as stained glass conservators began work this week. The foundations of a new annex, which will include a new kitchen and accessible toilets, have been laid and scaffold now surrounds many of the church’s historic stained glass windows. Joe Priestley, the church’s Heritage Learning…