Renovation and Renewal


Lydiard Millicent is blessed to have a beautiful historic church at the heart of the village.

Restoration and repairs are needed to the Nave roof. The South Aisle and Chancel have been reroofed and this is the last roof to need doing. The roofing should then be sound for at least another 100 years.

While the roof is being refurbished, is the time to think about the use and function of the church. By coupling the roof repairs with the reordering of the church, we ensure the church is closed for as little time as possible and allow it to play a full part,  supporting and enriching the local community.  

While the church is foremost a place of worship it can provide so much more than regular Sunday Services if it is renewed and reimagined.

If transformed into a flexible, warm, well-resourced, welcoming space making worship more easy and it could provide a beautiful space for dance, drama, shared meals, speaking events, music concerts, coffee mornings, children’s playgroups, and more. This captivating building could serve to bring the community together in new and exciting ways, something we need now more than ever.


What changes are planned?

We plan to reorder the church interior and renew the nave roof at the same time as both sets of building works will require us to vacate the church.


Nave Roof

Repaired as required by the quinquennial review.


Victorian pews replaced by comfortable, moveable chairs. Pews will be made available for sale. The choir stalls will be reused in the Chancel area.


Replaced by single level wooden flooring except for the chancel which will remain a raised stone area.


Underfloor heating and new convection heaters, future-proofed so easily adapted to a heat pump.


Organ to be recycled and replaced by modern organ, allowing back wall window to be opened up and light to flood in. Ceiling to be strengthened so bells can be more easily repaired.


Facilities to warm food and prepare drinks installed in current organ space.


Accessible WC installed in the creche area.

Holy table

A new bespoke Holy table will be installed with designs based on our Norman font. The altar in the chancel area will remain.


Etched glass door at entrance to retain warmth, bring in light and be more welcoming.


Refitted with glass partition over the door to retain warmth. Vestry sideboard frontage to be reused elsewhere in the church.


Storage room for up to 100 chairs plus additional storage elsewhere around the church.


How do I find out more?

This is an overview of the changes planned.

A full description of each of the changes planned is available in a permanent display in the church. The church is open daily between 9:00 and 16:30 to view this display.

We will keep everyone updated with progress on the ‘All Saints Renewed and Reimagined’ page of the church website

For more information Contact: Revd Tudor Roberts email: phone no: 07880 611337.


How can we do this?

Great progress has been made! Plans have been approved in outline by the Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC). These keep everything precious and historic but renew us for this generation.

What will this cost?

Detailed costs are being compiled for both the repair of the Nave Roof and the Reordering and we will communicate these as soon as they are available.

How will the money be raised?        

We will apply to funding bodies, local businesses and charities. We will hold fund raising events which will also help foster community. We would love the congregation and local community to donate to this vital element of our shared future.

How can I support this transformation?

You can make a donation by Cash, Cheque, Bankers Order or Internet Banking. Please indicate if your donation is for the Nave Roof, the Reordering, or Both.

Click here for the Donation Form

Click here for the Banker's Order Form

Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered. Proverbs 11: 25




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