The PCC of St Mary Magdalene, Madingley, have just received a faculty to carry out significant re-ordering works to the west end of their church. The works involve the installation of a new lavatory in the base of the tower, together with the provision of a new tea prep. unit, and servery.
A number of pews are to be removed at the west end of the nave to allow space for a new servery unit with drawers and cupboards
The existing vestry in the north aisle is to be removed altogether, including the fixed pews in the Lady Chapel. This will provide greater flexibility, and will allow the very fine Jane Cotton monument to be viewed much more easily.
A new vestry is formed in the south-west corner of the nave by moving the organ slightly eastwards, and the new gallery above the lavatory allows for the continued use of the Ellacombe ringing mechanism together with improved access up into the belfry.
Much of the new joinery has been inspired by the existing C17 panelling that remains in the church.
These much needed facilities will be a great benefit to parishioners and visitors alike, and will facilitate greater use of the church for years to come.
The PCC is now engaged with fund raising and further information can be found at the following website www.madingleychurch.org/renovations