|Records show that there has been a church on the present site for over 900 years; like many others, St. John the Baptist Church was modified substantially in the Georgian and Victorian eras. It is currently seeing diminishing numbers in its congregation. The vicar and the Parochial Church Council are keen to broaden the church activities to the wider community. The church building is sound but it does not have any mains water or drainage. It stands empty for six days a week.
The Project will generate many benefits which the church parishioners have been denied and will value in coming years - improved heating and lighting, toilet and kitchen facilities. Additionally, members of the Church community will find the improvements to access, not only within the Church but also along the long access driveway, beneficial.