St Nicholas’, Worth is a Grade I tenth-century Anglo-Saxon church of national importance and international interest, and is one of the oldest churches in England in continuous use and is open every day.
Our current parish-wide project will improve facilities in both our churches, in particular we hoped to improve accessibility into and throughout our buildings, to enable more people to come and enjoy them and to worship in them.
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Inside St Nicholas’, we plan to install a new ramp leading through the west door into the Nave, and at the west end of the Nave, a fully-accessible lavatory on one side, under the gallery, and on the other side, a small kitchen with a wheelchair-height serving hatch. These developments will greatly assist those who come to the church aided by a stick, a walking frame, in a wheelchair or with a pushchair. It will also help at funerals, for those making their final journey along our path.
Our present congregation has members from every decade in life and we welcome visitors from near and far but we are aware of those who, at present, are unable to make their way safely down the path and into the building. These developments will also enable us to make St Nicholas’ as dementia-friendly as possible.
We believe the works at St Nicholas’ will cost around £154,000 of which, so far, we have obtained through fundraising, donations and legacies, just over £77,000, leaving around £77,000 to find. If you would like to donate towards this project, we and all our visitors will be hugely grateful. Our bank details are: Parish of Worth, Pound Hill & Maidenbower, Sort Code: 40-18-22 Account Number: 61223372. Please use the reference: ‘St N project’ for your donation. Many thanks!