As many of you know, St Michael’s has been awaiting the outcome of an appeal with respect to its application to redevelop the Church Hall with an enabling development. The Planning Inspectorate has informed us that this appeal has been unsuccessful. This is a good moment to thank those who have put a great deal of work and energy into the project over a long period of time. Naturally, there will now be a period of pause and reflection as, in the fullness of time, St Michael’s considers what might be appropriate in the future. There are no plans to sell the site, and the PCC’s current desire is for a long term and high quality facility that benefits the church, the parish, and the wider community to the glory of God. There will be an open meeting to discuss, reflect and ask questions on Monday 26th June at 8.00pm in the Church Hall, when all will be welcome.
The Vicar and Churchwardens of St Michael & All Angels, Barnes
The Rev’d Stephen Stavrou, Jane Bennett-Powell and Fanny Ward
22nd May 2017