More than half of Grantham church’s 800 chairs sold to open up building to the community

St Wulfram's Church with the new chairs.
St Wulfram's Church with the new chairs.
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St Wulfram’s Church still has a number of its old chairs to sell as part of its bid to open up the building to the community.

The church is replacing the chairs with new oak ones which can be stacked and therefore moved to create more space for various uses.

An empty St Wulfram's Church after the old chairs were taken out.

An empty St Wulfram's Church after the old chairs were taken out.

Rector of St Wulfram’s Fr Stuart Cradduck said: “The re-ordering of St Wulfram’s to become a more flexible space is well on its way. Thanks to a generous gift we have been able to replace many of our old unstackable chairs for new oak chairs which are used in many of the greater cathedrals throughout the country.

“This is the first part in making St Wulfram’s a more flexible space for the community to come and use. We have sold nearly 500 of the 800 old chairs which were designed by Gilbert Scott. This means we have just over 300 chairs left to sell.

“These chairs are now at a reduced rate of £15 pounds each. To purchase a chair or two at this reduced rate, please either call into church or call the Parish Office on 01476 561342.

“Phase two of the improvements takes place after Christmas with the lowering of the pew platforms.”