St Mary’s Church, Towyn

Towyn1St Mary’s Church, Towyn lost their church hall in the floods of 1990 and ever since then they’ve wanted to re-order the church to turn it into a more suitable space for the whole community.

In 2012 that dream became a reality.

The former kitchen off the vestry has been turned into a church office and the vestry itself is no longer a thoroughfare for people getting to the kitchen.

There are brand new automatic doors leading into the church and new kitchen and toilet facilities at the back.

The pews are gone and a glass partition allows the church to be split into two and provide a room for community activities. The church now plans to hold a drop-in centre for those with mental health problems and operate a food bank out of the refurbished space.

All the stone work was cleaned, carpets were fitted throughout and the memorial garden was refurbished.

Donors to the project included WREN, North Wales Coast Regeneration Fund, RWE (windfarm fund), Towyn and Kinmel Bay Town Council, the Church in Wales and the Diocese of St Asaph.

Total cost in 2012: £180,000

Towyn2New community space partitioned off with glass at the back of St Mary’s

TowynBeforeAfter.jpgThe old kitchen at St Mary’s became a church office – this is before and after


Towyn4.jpgThe memorial garden was refurbished by Harry Edwardson