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Work on restoring the Church building and adding an additional floor started in June 2018 once the Planning Permission was granted. It will take a year and we hope to re-open the building for community use in July 2019. If you have any questions please email our administrator

mhurctetherdown@gmail.com

Muswell Hill United Reformed Church

Queens Avenue, N10 3NU


What’s Happening?



We are excited to share with the community that we received planning permission (November 2016) for the plans to reconfigure the church and more recently (June 2018) to realign part of the external wall of the church on the west end. This is to bring it in line with the rest of the building (facing Tetherdown). When it is complete, the steps will be removed and replaced with a planted area, which will flow through to the new garden area surrounding the New Queens Avenue accessible entrance. 

We are creating a community café area with Wi-Fi in the “new” church and a larger better-equipped kitchen with serving area, replacing our old small one! Our hope is that in the future we will be able to extend hospitality beyond members of our church for meals and social events. This will also serve the people from the community who will rent spaces for meetings, youth activities and such. The new upper floor will be a flexible space (150-seater), accessible by lift; it will simply replicate what has been taking place in the church for many years on the ground floor. For instance - large special church services; weddings, funerals and baptisms, music concerts and opera, drama and community meetings the list is endless!

The stained glass windows (of which there are 9) will be removed carefully, repaired because they are in poor condition, and displayed in the church in light boxes when the work is finished. Other valued features of the current building are in storage to be reinstated when the project is complete. The new-glassed entrance lobby on the Queens Avenue side of the building, along with the lift we are installing, will ensure that the whole building is accessible to all – unlike the present stepped entrance in Tetherdown. The elderly, wheelchair users, parents with buggies etc. currently have to use the back door; this does not send out a message of welcome! 

Overall, our aim is to create a more accessible and welcoming church with improved facilities to better serve the community in the 21st century. We hope that this project will mark the beginning of a renewed relationship between the church and the local community. 

Elders / Trustees of Muswell Hill URC 

1st June 2018




 
 

 

 
                                      
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