St Wilfrid's Church Scrooby: Public Lavatories

Church Commissioners written question – answered on 11th January 2018.

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Photo of John Mann John Mann Chair, Treasury Sub-Committee

To ask the hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what progress has been made on securing visitor toilets for Scrooby church.

Photo of Caroline Spelman Caroline Spelman The Second Church Estates Commissioner

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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