Our gratitude and thanks go to George Poyner for making a handrail for the portable access ramp at St Mary’s.
The new fully accessible WC at Billingsley Church has been twinned with a latrine in the Mooro Kohli village in the Umerkot District in Pakistan. Toilet Twinning provides people in the poorest communities on the planet with a decent toilet, clean water and all the information they need to stay healthy. It’s the key to helping whole communities break free of the poverty trap. You can read more about it at
Following a building project overseen by our Diocesan appointed architect, Billingsley church now has a fully accessible WC and a small kitchen area. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, powdered milk and sugar are now left out so that visitors to the church can help themselves to a hot drink.
The new facilities will also benefit people who come to tend graves, or to do the church flowers, as in the past people have had to bring water with them for these purposes.
We would like to thank the Deuxhill Village Hall Committee for giving Billingsley Church a grant which went a long way towards making this possible. Further thanks go to The Garfield Weston Foundation and the Allchurches Trust which also gave generously towards the costs.