Latest plans and drawings
The key elements of our plans are:
  • Clear nave with a beautiful new floor providing a fully flexible space, with chairs instead of pews
  • Parish Room with big windows, designed to complement the existing Lady Chapel and vestry for worship and meetings
  • Enclosing the Lady Chapel to provide greater privacy for this quiet prayer space
  • New north door with level access for the disabled
  • More welcoming approach to the main entrance at the West door
  • Toilets and kitchen facilities

Our architects, Acanthus Clews were chosen by the church for their balance of conservation care and innovative thinking. They are based in Banbury and know the Oxford Diocese well. David Finlay is the Director leading our CC2020 project.

Detail of the discounted options and new proposal
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Feasibility Study

We noted their recent assignments in churches at Goring, Burford and Wash Common, and were also impressed by the range of other types of buildings they worked on, including many innovative extensions to historic buildings.

The first part of their job was to provide a series of options which we could discuss with the congregation, Heritage England and the local conservation officer. Following these consultations, a new proposal has been prepared.

Other professionals working with us in this project are:

  • Andrew Waring Associates who are advising on the structural issues particular in relation to the new Parish Room and the underfloor heating
  • Baqus construction consultancy who have provided our initial budget costs
  • Oxford Heritage Partnership who have drafted our Statements of Significance and Need