DON’T forget to have your say on draft plans to update and improve facilities at St Nicholas Church in Montgomery, celebrating the building’s history and making it more sustainable for the future!

The first stage of public consultation on proposals to re-order the church ends on August 29 after which the Church Committee will be meeting to consider feedback on the plans.

St Nicholas Church in Montgomery is currently consulting the community on its exciting new plans for a major capital project in order to make the church a more useful resource for Montgomery, create welcoming spaces and interpretation for tourist visitors and ensure the building is more user-friendly for the current congregation.

The church committee has been awarded £3,000 by the Church in Wales to further develop its ideas, working with the award winning ecclesiastical architect Philip Belchere, and the sketch plans and drawings are now on display in the church and in the library and on-line at

The church is in the process of carrying out detailed consultations with stakeholders and the town on a wider basis so do go along and have a look at the proposals and complete the consultation on-line questionnaire at– the consultations close at the end of August.

The church committee plans to make an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for around £300,000 to:

  • Create a mezzanine structure at the West End of the Nave to include a kitchen, toilet, meeting/history room and storage space – allowing space for interpretation around the church’s history, toilets for visitors, improved kitchen facilities and a more flexible use of the building including concerts and events.
  • Create a two storey independent soundproof structure in the North Transept in order to create a space for both our children’s church work and youth work, and for prayer and healing work both within and outside our services.
  • Glaze the wooden porch on the North entrance of the church to reduce heat loss and create a more welcoming entrance space to the building.