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St Peter's Building Fund

The Undercroft

Graphic of Cheque Book, Card and Pen

On the completion of the work on the west wall and windows of the Church, our attention turned to the undercroft.

Following the completion of its transformation, it was officially opened on Sunday 5 May 2019 by Bishop Christopher.

Photograph at Sunday Worship at_St Peter's 5 May 2019

The Bishop shared Sunday worship with the congregation at St Peter's and then enjoyed coffee and cakes in the undercroft.

Photograph at official opening of the undercroft

Words of appreciation for all the hard work were offered by the Bishop and the previous Lord Lieutenant, Sir Martin White.

Seaview has needed a hall of this size for some time, not only for the community activities we previously organised but also to enbable us to launch new ones. Other organisations will also benefit from the new facilities, including a mother and toddler group, the local sailing club, a craft club, the Women's Institute (WI) and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

Following the receipt in December 2017 of a grant of £10,000 from the National Churches Trust we were able to complete the fire proofing of the undercroft and get it into a usable state as a hall with toilets but without a kitchen, with the first event taking place in the new facility in May 2018.

Photograph of work underway to refurbish St Peter's Undercroft

Work Underway to Refurbish St Peter's Undercroft 30 July 2017

Photograph of the WI Craft Exhibition in the Undercroft on 7 May 2018

The Women's Institute Craft Exhibition in St Peter's Undercroft on 7 May 2018

Then, following a further round of fundraising and with the help of our dedicated vulunteers, we were able to complete the transformation with the installation of a kitchen.

A hugeThank You to everyone who made this possible.

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