Final plans for £1.5m re-ordering of Melton’s St Mary’s Church set to be revealed to the public from Sunday

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Final plans regarding an exciting £1.5m re-ordering project, aiming to make Melton’s historic St Mary’s Church fit for the 21st Century, are set to be revealed to the public from Sunday.

Plans for phase one of the project have now been finalised, with the documents now ready to be submitted to the Diocesan Advisory Committee.

As previously reported in the Melton Times key aspects of the re-ordering project include the introduction of under floor heating, new and improved lighting, and up-to-date sound system, new servery, refurbished entrance and draught lobbies and the complete re-working of the Sir Malcolm Sargent memorial organ and console.

Final plans for the project will on public view in the Grade I listed church’s south transept after the 10 am service on Sunday.

Members of the project’s fabric express group will be around to note people’s comments and answer questions.

A display board will be put up in St Mary’s, containing the latest information about the project, with church officials aiming to update it every two weeks.

The next planning phase of the project is set to continue once the submitted documents have been given the necessary approval.

It’s hoped that work on the re-ordering project could start within a year.