Architect Nick Ratcliff, RIBA of development specialists, Greenslade Taylor Hunt has just completed overseeing a major project at St George’s  Church, Wembdon, near Bridgwater.

The new Parish Centre at St George’s, Wembdon, has been completed on time and will provide a real hub for the church community and beyond. The Bishop of Bath and Wells, the Right Reverend Peter Hancock officially opened the new facility on Saturday (June 24).

It sits on the site of the previous outbuildings, complementing the existing red stone former school building and is the culmination of  several years’ work by the parish. It was funded in part by grant money, with the rest mainly coming from congregational giving.

Nick,  who is a parishioner at St George’s, has been involved in the project from the start. He designed the building, obtained planning permission and has seen the project through to its fruition, working with a strong  team from the congregation of St George’s.

“We are really pleased with the building. We are looking forward to showing it off,” said Revd Dr Ed Moll of St George’s.

He expressed his thanks to the many groups who had had to find alternative accommodation while the building work took place over the last six months.

Some had been able to meet in the church, while others met in neighbouring venues.

He is looking forward to welcoming them back to the new community hub.