St John’s Church, built in the 1750s, is a Georgian gem in the heart of the historic Mill Race area that has been closed as a church since the early 1980s. Built at a time of wealth and prosperity for the city, the church holds the stories of the people who lived, worked and worshipped in Lancaster for over 250 years, with links to trans-Atlantic trade, civic life, and local trade and manufacturing.
With generous support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Lancaster and Morecambe Chamber of Commerce and Churches Conservation Trust are working on plans to repair and adapt the building for reuse as a new home for the Chamber and a space for Chamber members to work, meet and get together. We are also thinking about how we share the stories of St John’s with a wider audience. We’d love to know what you think!
St John’s will be open on Tuesday 14th November, 2.30-6pm for you to share thoughts and ideas and to see designs for the new space. What stories would you like to see told? What would you like to know about the building and the people connected to it? What do you think of the designs and plans for the building? Do you have memories of St John’s to share?
No need to book – call in any time for a cuppa and a conversation. For more information, contact Elanor on email@example.com or 07786 468979.