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Anniversary of the Wars of the Roses battle, fought in 1461 almost on our doorstep. The Mortimer’s Cross pub now stands roughly in the centre of what would have been the battlefield on that day.

St. James’ Church Wigmore Re-development

This section of our community website is intended to communicate the progress being made in the project to re-develop St. James’ Church, Wigmore.

Update – September 2016

Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has just confirmed the development grant to re-order St James’ Church in Wigmore. This is fantastic news for the church and the village and is a giant leap forward in saving this historic and wonderful building.

The church will always be a church and available for services and fundraising ventures but will be given a new lease of life as an Interpretive and Heritage Centre.

The vision is to install all of the necessary services – loos, kitchens, heating and top quality technical facilities so that the church can be used for educational purposes as well as commercial ticketed events such as concerts and live streaming which will make it sustainable.

Access around the church will be greatly improved so that people with restricted mobility will be able to visit. We hope to arrange at least one disabled parking space and have an arrangement with Wigmore School to use their car park for functions which will be organised in the evenings, at weekends and during school holidays. So, all in all, this will be a much more accessible and comfortable venue and will hopefully attract many more people to its services and events.

The first phase of the project is expected to take a year and involves all of the preparatory work to cover the various surveys, architects designs and plans and the many permissions that have to be obtained to work in a Grade I listed building.

We will then confirm our application for monies for the second phase of the project which will be the actual build and this is expected to take around 9 months – so with lots of luck the re-ordered building should be up and running for Christmas 2018.

It has taken nearly two years to get to this stage and we are delighted that HLF have recognised the importance of this building and wish to work with us to keep it open.

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If you would like any further information please use the Contact Form to get in touch.

The Wigmore Centre CIC.

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