An Exciting Transformation
In a little over a year the Baptist Church premises at Baugh have been transformed from a state of disrepair to a facility fit for the 21st Century.
In April 2014, with a sense of vision and excitement, the congregation of the Baptist Church unanimously agreed to go ahead with refurbishing and equipping their premises as a worship and community space. Thanks to the efforts of Bruce Kemp and his team of local craftsmen and the hands on approach of project manager Ian Tainsh, the refurbishment is almost complete.
Whether or not you know the inside of the building from the past, the moment you step inside now, you will be amazed. Modern lighting and heating, excellent insulation, new flooring, bright cloakroom facilities and a well equipped kitchen are some of the features that catch your attention. Some minor finishing touches need to be attended to and the sound system installed. Finally, when calmer conditions prevail, the exterior will be painted.
Baugh church has one main room, which has been designed to be a flexible space suitable for a range of purposes. The Lunch Club will be moving there in the New Year, and the building proved to be a warm and comfortable venue for the well attended Christmas Eve and Christmas morning services. Most Sunday morning services, however, will continue at An Talla, where the additional space enables separate activities and groups for children.
Plans are in place to hold official opening events in February, giving the congregation an opportunity to thank all involved, and enabling everyone to see the building for themselves. More details nearer the time!