St. James’ Church Wigmore Re-development
Closure of the Wigmore Church Re-development Project
In June 2018 it was announced that the project to transform Wigmore church into a multi-functional community centre had come to an end due to lack of support from various bodies with a vested interest and direct obstruction from some. Enquiries have since been made into continuing the project but it is now clear that funding will not be forthcoming so, despite many local expressions of support, there will be no re-initiation of the project. The chance to do this worthwhile thing for the community has sadly been lost for good.
While the long-term future of the church remains uncertain at least the doors will stay open next year. The local church committee has agreed to pay the public liability insurance for next year, which is a condition for the building to be open to the public. It is understood the payment of the insurance premium will be subject to an annual review.