The Parish of Three Saints

Re-Pitching Our Tent

Re-Pitching Our Tent

At a meeting held on 6th February 2016 at St Mary’s Church, East Brent, the Revd. Simon Lewis, who has been the Priest-in-Charge of our Parish since its inception in 2012, presented a major new project entitled Re-Pitching Our Tent to local Parish Councillors and other representatives of local organisations in our three villages.  With Geoff Searle, the Project Manager,  and Jim Hanmer he presented the thinking behind the Project.

Over the past few years, the Parish of Three Saints has been coming to terms with the realisation that their church buildings and facilities are not fit for purpose for the future growth and activities of the parish. Whilst St Michael’s, Brent Knoll, St Mary’s, East Brent and St Christopher’s, Lympsham are beautiful, grade 1 listed buildings, deemed to be of historical significance, the space within these buildings is inflexible not only for worship but for hospitality and social events. Their maintenance and heating costs are extremely high and becoming unmanageable.

Re-Pitching Our Tent is the Parish’s initiative to discover a solution to the problem of making these three church buildings “fit for purpose” for the future. Amongst the solutions the project will consider are:

1. Altering the inside or outside of all three church buildings.

2. Altering the inside or outside of just one or two of the church buildings.

3. Closure of one, two or three of the church buildings.

4. The building of a new church along with another neighbourhood orientated building next to it, as yet undefined.

5. Closure of the Church Office in East Brent.

If you are a local person in Brent Knoll and are concerned about the future of your local church building and would like to know more, the Revd. Simon Lewis will be the keynote speaker at the Annual Parish Meeting in Brent Knoll. The meeting is to be held in the Parish Hall, on Wednesday, 20th April commencing at 7pm.  There will also be meetings in East Brent on 11th April and Lympsham 16th May. There will be an opportunity at these meetings for questions so please come along and find out more.

If you are unable to come there are copies of the presentation in all three Parish churches.  You can also download the presentation by clicking on this link

Reports on progress

To read the report click on link

March 2016            April 2016

May 2016              March 2018