St Paul's Church
St Paul's Church
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St Paul's Church

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MSBC have completed Phase I and Phase II of works at St Paul’s Church, Chichester.

Phase I saw a new accessible ramp, new railings and entrance to the church.

Phase II involved extending the current parish centre to accommodate a new high-specification commercial kitchen, enlarged office and meeting spaces. The foyer has been extended for use as a tea-room with impressive, curved glass walling and a circular glass roof window. The new kitchen and extended hall provides an essential space for the church’s homeless community and vulnerable groups.

The church's Parish Centre was opened by His Grace the Duke of Richmond, and dedicated by the Right Reverend Ruth Bushyager, the Bishop of Horsham. Chichester's Town Crier declared the Parish Centre open, and the Duke and the Bishop led guests through the main door for a tour of the new facilities. We were honoured to have been a part of this important project alongside architect Richard Andrews.

Contracts Manager Dave said that this project was “a beautiful job for fantastic clients. We worked well together as a team with Richard and Bruce. The slate for the roof on the extension was carefully sourced to replicate the existing roof, and the stone and flint work was completed by MSBC’s own skilled labour.

"Richard Andrews of Carden & Godfrey Architects designed and carried out contract administration alongside church representative Bruce Taylor. The whole team’s detailing and finish has produced a high-quality result that will serve the church and local community well, continuing St Paul’s legacy for hundreds of years.”

Bruce Taylor from St Paul’s agreed that the project was a great success, adding: “originally opened in 1993, the Parish Centre at St. Paul’s Church in Chichester has just been refurbished and extended by MSBC to provide modern facilities for the many users of the premises, from toddlers to seniors, refugees and homeless to ante-natal classes.

“MSBC and their trusted subcontractors gave first-rate service throughout the job – despite the issues imposed by working through the pandemic – keeping close communication with the client and architect to solve problems as they arose. Positive feedback has been received from the parish.”

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