York Rooms Building Programme
With house building continuing unabated in the village: there are now over 2000 dwellings. St John's was once more becoming too small for the use demanded of it. Plans were made for another extension, this time on the north side to provide a large room capable of division into three smaller rooms, for activities in addition to worship. Planning permission was obtained, the Architect's plans were completed and detailed specifications prepared. Fund raising took off in earnest and many community events were enjoyed for this purpose. It has been an exciting time for us at St John's.
Work started in May 2009 and on 21st March 2010 The York Rooms were opened and dedicated by Nicholas, Bishop of Croydon.