The toilets at Marsh Baptist Church had been in place since 1965. They were somewhat dated, dilapidated and desperately in need of refurbishment.
Several grants from different sources, including Marsh and Micklefield, were secured. That funding, added to Church funds and some generous private donations covered the £17,000.00 costs.
The project, which was undertaken by C.M.B. Building Services, took about four weeks to complete and now the church boasts not only a fresh and shiny Ladies and Gents but also a new disabled toilet that has been furnished with a baby changing station. It also has a fire door for extra safety.
The disabled toilet was cleverly installed into the church’s former boiler room, giving it a whole new purpose as well as a clean, new look. Radiators complete the refurbishment.
The builder kept the mess to a minimum and was very good about ensuring that there was always one toilet available for use during Sunday services whilst the work was being done.
All the debris from the job was removed from the site when the job was finished, leaving it looking lovely!
Christine Stevens, the church secretary, said that before the work was carried out, “The gents was in desperate need of attention. The ladies needed refreshing to match the work carried out in the gents and there simply was no disabled toilet or baby changing station. We strongly felt that, as a church fellowship, we really needed both of those things.”Now that the work is completed, Christine says, “People have commented favourably. Mums love the baby changing station. The radiators will keep the toilets warmer in the cold weather and protect them from damp.
The toilets are now more attractive, more hygienic and beneficial to people of all ages and abilities.”