The church building in Westgate is to be put on the market with services to be held in a refurbished building at the rear of the site.
Westgate Church said it was selling the church building to allow it to be used to serve the community. Rev Lesley Moseley, minister of Westgate, said: “Westgate is a vibrant and growing church. By moving we shall be able to be more focused in our work and also to hold our services in a comfortable modern building where we can continue to enjoy God’s presence and our times together. We shall be sad to leave our beautiful old building.”
The history of Westgate Church dates back to about 1780 when the original chapel was built on Westgate. In 1891, the building was gutted by fire and reopened after six months at a cost of £3,700.
In 1972, the church became part of the newly formed United Reformed Church then, just six years later, joined with the Methodist congregation from Wentworth Street to become Westgate Church.
Moreover, Cross Keys Homes has said that the FoodCycle project it delivers from Westgate Church will move with the congregation into their new premises.
FoodCycle is a national volunteer-led movement to produce tasty and nutritious meals to vulnerable people using surplus food from local supermarkets,
To find out more or to volunteer call 01733 396404 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.