St John’s, Little Leighs

In November 2023 EHT gave St John the Evangelist, Little Leighs a grant of £4,750 for block paving at the back of the nave.  This grant gave our fund-raising campaign an enormous boost and we were extremely grateful.

The new flooring was part of a programme to provide a servery along the west wall of the nave, as well as a small meeting room in the vestry, and two lavatories and a store in a separate building in the churchyard.  As part of the works, carried out by Lodge and Sons Builders from Stebbing, we installed a raised floor at the back of the nave. This provides level access into the church and from the nave into the vestry, thus precluding a steep step down at the entrance and two steps up into the vestry. As a result of the raised flooring, the font is lower, making it more accessible for baptising infants. The current floor arrangement has been much appreciated by those pushing wheelchairs and buggies.