Wesley Methodist Church

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Wesley Methodist Church

Happy Birthday!

A series of minor improvements was undertaken in conjunction with this listed church celebrating its 100th birthday in 2013. Amongst the more obvious of these were the enclosure of some storage areas to the rear of the church itself and the installation of a serving kitchen in the Refectory, which is frequently used for catered events.

In the church, timber slats of richly varied grain are used to face the partition walls to the storage areas, echoing the pattern of the organ pipes above, while also providing some welcome acoustic absorption. The works to the Refectory created a proper serving area for food and hot drinks to replace the previous arrangement of folding tables and hot water urns, and provided a much needed disabled WC at this end of the building.

None of the works at Wesley can be described as major, yet each has had a significant impact on the life of the church.