A PUBLIC consultation event will inform residents on the situation regarding a church that is in need of repair.

On Saturday, January 12 from 11am-3pm, people are invited to St Mary and St Egwin's Catholic Church on the High Street, Evesham. The Archdiocese of Birmingham are looking to apply to the Heritage Lottery Fund to support the work needed on the church.

As part of this application process, they have appointed Heritage Consultant Sue Pope to lead on a consultation exercise to find out how the church is viewed and valued by local communities and to explore other events, learning opportunities and facilities that could be provided at the site that would encourage people to engage more regularly with the building and nearby Church Hall.

The church is grade II listed, was founded in 1911 and was commissioned by the grandson of the famous Victorian architect AWN Pugin, Sebastian Pugin Powell. The interior of the church remains largely unaltered and shows fine examples of stained glass, metal and timber work.

At the meeting, you can meet Sue, find out a little more about the history of the building and complete a survey questionnaire to leave your thoughts and opinions.

If you are unable to make this event, please contact Sue directly for a copy of the questionnaire at: merrienoyse@btinternet.com or complete it online here: surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DBLR3K7

This consultation forms a very vital first part of this funding application process and money would need to be secured before any future developments could be undertaken. The questionnaire will be live until the end of January 2019.