St Wilfrid's Church Scrooby: Public Lavatories:Written question - 121283

Asked by John Mann
Asked on: 05 January 2018
Church Commissioners
St Wilfrid's Church Scrooby: Public Lavatories
To ask the hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what progress has been made on securing visitor toilets for Scrooby church.
Answered by: Dame Caroline Spelman
Answered on: 11 January 2018

The parish of Scrooby is still currently in interregnum.

As indicated in my answer on the 05 September 2017 to question 6282 it is my understanding that the Parish Council, congregation, and the wider community have taken the decision to improve the facilities in the nearby village hall, rather than at St Wilfrid’s Church. The decision was in part a consequence of the difficulty of finding a practical and cost-effective way to connect the church with the local sewerage network.

As each church is unique, the Parochial Church Council with the help of the Diocesan Advisory Committee needs to consider how best any new facilities can be accommodated. There may be cases where the space will not comfortably accommodate a toilet or indeed a kitchen, office or meeting room, alongside the liturgical space. There may also be technical or practical difficulties, as in this case.

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