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St Matilda's Church

St. Withburga's Church Centre

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St. Withburga's is the Parish Centre and Meeting Rooms, adjacent to the Church and connected to it by a partially-enclosed and covered walk-way.

St. Withburga's is a suite of buildings incorporating the tithe barn attached to the Priory buildings and contains the Parish Office, Committee Rooms, and the Church Hall.
 
The whole complex was refitted, extended and updated to commemorate Millenium Year, 2000, and contains up-to-date toilets, and nappy-changing facilities, and a state of the art kitchen and separate Dining Room.
 
St. Matilda's Counselling Centre is part of the complex with its own discrete entrance, and refreshment facilities.
 
The Hall is available for hire when not in use for Parochial Church, Deanery, or Diocesan purposes. The Centre is not licensed for the Sale or Consumption of Alcoholic Refreshments, nor for Public Music or Entertainment other than standard Church of England usage. Hirers must make their own arrangements for any requisite permissions or licences.
 
Details and available times for hire may be obtained from the Parish Office (01276 500357)

Aspirational Note: Such a centre many parishes would like to have and be able to afford. It reflects the aspirations of many a church desiring to serve better its community. Of those known to the author, some have achieved it, others still aspire to it, and many seek to improve on their present state.