We have a very big project ahead of us, as the church does need extensive repairs and services installed, but we intend to convert the two downstairs rooms into a kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. The main room of the church we want to preserve as much as possible. We both work in the arts, so this will be an ideal creative space for both of us, and we thought perhaps in the future (well into the future) we may hold events there. But on the whole, we mostly want to preserve the church as is as much as possible and install renewable, eco-friendly services.
Our purchase of the church is only the footprint of the church itself. The graveyard will remain in the possession of the council for maintenance.
We had an open house after the sale on the 20th of May for anyone to come have a tour of the building as it is now, and we told them about our plans for the future of the church.
We will have regular open days from now on and the ultimate aim is to have community and private events there.