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Tiny village church boasts croquet court after revamp
5:00pm Sunday 1st July 2012 in News
AFTER two years of hard work costing some £40,000, Willersey Methodist Church now has new and improved facilities – including its own croquet court.
The small congregation is now inviting allcomers to try their hand in a knock-out croquet league.
At the opening, churchgoers and Munch Bunch lunch club guests showed off their newlook kitchen, toilet and community room, along with their restored windows.
The work on the Broadway Road church – which was converted from three cottages in the 1930s – also helped to secure the future of some unique pews and other furniture made by legendary Broadway furniture designer Gordon Russell.
Church secretary Penny Ingles said the congregation was grateful to everyone who had helped get the church up to standard.
“Our Munch Bunch can now carry on, knowing the kitchen, toilet and community room are all safe, warm and up to the standards of 2012 hygiene.
“The community room is being used more, because it is warmer now.
“The croquet facility, with uninterrupted views of the hill, is a facility for the community, not just the church.”
Anyone who would like to join the croquet league should visit the church.