No bursting point

PUBLISHED: 08:45 10 April 2006 | UPDATED: 09:06 24 May 2010

I HOPE no one reading the article in the Mercury March 31, called 'Grass roof church go-ahead', who wishes to come to St John's will wait until the new church hall is built. There is no bursting point in the present building. If all the congregation move

I HOPE no one reading the article in the Mercury March 31, called 'Grass roof church go-ahead', who wishes to come to St John's will wait until the new church hall is built. There is no bursting point in the present building. If all the congregation moved up together in a friendly fashion they might at any service fill the front four pews. There is room for hundreds more.Spending a vast sum of money will not guarantee a vibrant bursting congregation. Extra expense is not always equivalent to change for the better as we know from the recent histories of education and the NHS.There is no point in taking pride in the building being environmentally friendly (it will have no car park so everyone who comes will have to walk). Since when has it been part of the church's true calling to build environmentally friendly buildings?To build an extension on a largely empty church with a dwindling congregation in an indifferent parish may not be a carbuncle on a much loved face but it might with its grass roof be a wart with whiskers on.If anyone is thinking at St John's please think again.MRS J MACDONALD - Hughenden Road, Weston

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