Parishioners are urging people to help shape the future of Bramley St Peter’s Church – more than two years after it first closed due to safety concerns.
The church closed after a six-foot wide hole opened in the floor of the worship area. Safety concerns have been raised about the stability of the rest of the floor in the area.
Church chiefs have working with architects to draw up plans to carry out repairs and open up the Hough Lane church for wider community use.
The church’s plans for the building refurbishment and new layout will be up for discussion at a special ‘Plans for St Peter’s event’ from 10am to 12 noon on Saturday, December 15.
Members of the Bramley community are welcome to attend and have their say.
Church volunteer Vanessa Stevenson said:
“The plans are particularly focussed on the worship area which we’re aiming to bring back into use so that we can, once again, hold weddings, christenings and funerals, but also how the space might be used by the whole community – we need your ideas!”
Services have been taking place at St Margaret’s Church in Newlay Lane, which is also in need of repair.
The closure does not affect the upper or lower halls at St Peter’s and bookings for these spaces can still be made.