First chance to see new-look facilities
FOLLOWING years of planning and fundraising, months of work by contractors and days of preparation, the new St Thomas’ Place ‘n Space community facilities were opened for the first time to the public in late November.
The Place is St Thomas’ Church and the new welcoming Space has been created at the back of the church and in the community room.
The celebration began on the Friday evening with a well-received organ recital by the renowned Wells Cathedral organist, Matthew Owens.
The Saturday Open Day drew more than 20 local organisations and many people from the local community. Activities ranged from flower arranging to playing bridge, church tours to Tai Chi, board games to artistic painting, and children’s crafts to Zumba. Although it was cold outside, the welcome was warm, and the tea and cake were appreciated.
On Sunday, at a special service, the new facilities were dedicated by the Bishop of Bath and Wells, the Rt Rev Peter Hancock; the celebration continued with bubbly and canapes after the service.