Development Project

Opening of new Toilet at St James

St James has toilets! The long wait has ended. According to reports, the first flush went down well.

 For over 150 years, the members of St James Church have had to cross their legs during services, weddings and funerals or traipse their way through the churchyard in all weathers to a cold seat in the Community Centre – but not anymore!

Thanks to the refurbishment of the vestry, the church now has two toilets, one with disabled and baby changing facilities which the members of the church, the wider community and our visitors can enjoy. It’s also the warmest place in the church.


And to spread this joy a little further, the opening weekend of the new toilets included fundraising for Toilet Twinning – a Tearfund project which provides toilet facilities for some of the poorest communities in developing countries.

We managed to raise a brilliant £425, enough for 7 toilets to be built for communities who need them most.