VIDEO: Church opens new hall to the public

A newly built church hall, which has been funded largely by the community, will open its doors for the first time next week.

Friday, 10th January 2014, 2:00 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 6:38 am
John Wells, Rev Jon Hale and Brian Apps from All Saints Parish Church, Crawley Down outside the new church hall - picture by Jon Rigby
John Wells, Rev Jon Hale and Brian Apps from All Saints Parish Church, Crawley Down outside the new church hall - picture by Jon Rigby

The Glebe Hall at All Saints Church, in Crawley Down, is the result of more than 15 years’ hard work.

The original idea was to build a hall on land next to the churchyard but five years ago it was suggested it be sold for redevelopment to fund a hall adjoining the church.

The sale raised £600,000, half of which went to All Saints, and work began in earnest three years ago to raise the remaining £250,000 needed. They received around £230,000 in personal donations and a £20,000 grant.

John Wells, Rev Jon Hale and Brian Apps from All Saints Parish Church, Crawley Down outside the new church hall - picture by Jon Rigby

To read the full story see next Wednesday’s Crawley Observer (January 15).