Churches for Communities: adapting Oxfordshire’s churches for wider use by Becky Payne
This new book documents the changes taking place across ecclesiastical England, focusing on twenty-five places of worship in the towns and villages of Oxfordshire (south-east England) by telling the stories of those, largely volunteers, who have given their time and energy to raise millions of pounds and work through the challenges involved in adapting an historic place of worship.
The very significant reshaping of these historic churches has been undertaken to meet modern worship needs, to enable the buildings to be used for a wide range of community activities and, increasingly, to deliver vital community services. These projects reconnect churches with their communities and provide them with a more sustainable future.
The hope is other places of worship embarking on similar projects will derive inspiration and benefit from the achievements and experiences described here.
Published by the Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust and all proceeds go to the work of the Trust.
(ISBN 978 0 992 7693 07) Available from www.centralbooks.com Amazon Books, or through all good booksellers.