Community support needed to make Long Ashton church floor 'safer'
PUBLISHED: 08:00 03 October 2016
Parishioners of a 14th century Long Ashton church are campaigning to replace its 140-year-old floor and improve heating.
All Saints Church in Church Lane has had long-standing problems with its heating system which forced members to hold services at Keedwell Church in Keedwell Hill during the winter months from 2010 to 2015.
Although improvements have been made to the heating system since then members want to raise money to buy new flagstone flooring with underfloor heating and is calling on the community to help fund the project.
A spokesman said: “For a long time we have been considering how we could make All Saints more welcoming to the whole community and more suitable for all sorts of different events.
“The parish church is part of everybody’s heritage and should be available for the whole community and not just for those who come here on Sundays.
“We want to make it safer and more comfortable so everyone can enjoy music, drama, art, flower festivals and services without having to don winter woollies and blankets.
“Flagstones, similar in style and at the same level as the original but with underfloor heating, will cover the current floor and so improve safety and access throughout the building, making our lovely church a better space for people of all abilities.”