Bede House Heating System
While the temperature is starting to drop outside, residents in the growing market-town of Higham Ferrers, East Northamptonshire will be pleased to hear that the heat is rising at one of the popular amenities in the area, thanks to a financial contribution from a local construction firm.
Mick George Ltd has donated £9,000 to St Mary the Virgin Church which has permitted the purchase and installation of peak storage heaters at the ancillary Bede House building (Chantry Chapel), to facilitate the use of the named building all year round, opposed to using the bigger church which has proven very expensive to suitably resource.
As the town continues to grow, the thirteenth century church is envisaged to become a focal point for diverse social groups. However, a recent consultation highlighted the need to improve the facility prior to users engaging in more activities from the hub. The heating initiative is just one part of a wider redevelopment plan for the venue, which should prove valuable in generating income to sustain the church’s long-term future.
Derek Harbour, Member of Parochial Church Council said: ‘’It is extremely difficult for churches to raise money for any logistical work that needs carrying out, so we’re extremely grateful for the support provided by Mick George Ltd.’’
Jon Stump, Joint CEO at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’This is the second Northamptonshire church in as many months that has benefitted from financial assistance from our Community Fund programme. We’re pleased that a wide variety of audiences are benefitting from the offering.’’