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As my ideas for St M’s have grown, so have the properties and with another church, tea room, flower shop and manse in varying stages of the embryonic design process, I have been happily dreaming up so many new festivals, feast days, fundraising ideas and fun for this 12th scale parish that unless I live until the year 2120, I fear that most are likely to be sadly unrealised!

Fortunately, the vision for St M’s Parish Hall has  been realised and this old and quaint parish hall has been created as a place for celebration and busy social interaction including a Christmas Coffee Morning to raise funds for 'Shelter', a UK charity which offers assistance for those threatened with the loss of the very roof over their head and we also tucked into a 'Big Brekkie' during Christian Aid Week.

St M’s Parish Hall has also thrown open the doors to host a week of campaigning in which to raise awareness about domestic abuse and among the notices jostling for space on the busy parish noticeboard, space will always  be found for the poster of ‘Missing’ Claudia Lawrence who vanished inexplicably from her home in York over seven years ago in March 2008.​

​Although St M’s Church and Parish Hall both took a bit of a battering during the move to my new studio in York over a year ago; once the bubble wrap was removed and the minor repairs attended to, I decided to give them each a make-over including the creation of a dedicated bell-ringers enclave, a purpose built kitchen and some kinder-on-the-eye flooring.

My renovation plans have also been topped-off with a design for some attractive new landscaping for the Memorial Garden which compliments St Margaret’s Church and although the appeal of this scruffy, evergreen and restful place still endures; it remains the  best place in which to enjoy a well-earned cuppa.​

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