The Parish Rooms are located next to the vicarage in the centre of St. Ives; the building is in need of considerable renovation to secure its future both structurally and commercially.
The Parish Church uses the building for a variety of activities including monthly Sunday school, fundraising events and meetings. The main Parish Rooms are used by other local groups for classes, craft fairs, and exhibitions, in addition the upper floor is rented out to the St. Ives Archive Study Centre. However the Parochial Church Council believes that it is a vastly underused resource and if we could upgrade the building it could be used by the wider community as well as being an extension of the church and Christ’s mission, in the town.
St.Ives PCC instigated this project and a special committee formed in 2007 (Parish Rooms Special Committee) to concentrate on bringing the plans to fruition.
The PRSC members are:
Fr. Andrew Gough- Parish Priest
Caz Thompson – Reader and PCC treasurer
Bob Jenkin – Church Warden
Doremi Vaardal – PRSC chair and PCC member
Stuart Guppy – PCC member
Tristan Mackie - AnswersEco
Our aim is to create an accessible, welcoming and versatile community space in the centre of our town. It is also part of our plan to ensure that the building is as carbon neutral as possible and we plan to exploit all the green energy options available to the site including solar energy, biomass fuel and grey water harvesting.
It is our vision to extend the church’s resources and, in particular, to serve children, the elderly and those in need in St Ives, inspired by our faith and God.
Can you help? Any questions? Please contact:
Parish Rooms News and Information
Planning permission submitted. Please give your support!