A NEW church will be rising from the rubble of the old in Leamington.
Lillington Free Church, which was built on Cubbington Road in 1966, has been demolished to make way for a new place of worship as well as 25 affordable homes.
The project – which has now reached its highest point – is being carried out by Deeley Construction in partnership with the church and housing association Orbit.
Once work has been completed the new church, which will include meeting rooms, a new PA system and solar panels on the roof, the nearby 1950’s church hall will be demolished to make way for some of the new homes.
The Reverend James Church was looking forward to the opening of the new church scheduled for March 9 next year.
He said: “We’ve had support from local politicians and the local community as this is going to bring a new facility as well as much-needed affordable homes to the area.
“The previous building was in need of a great deal of work to make it fit for modern purposes and, in the end, it made more sense to knock it down and start again.
“The new church will have a kitchen, toilets and meeting rooms all under one roof when, previously, we had to use the old church hall for those purposes.
Lillington Free Church will hold its final Macmillan Coffee Morning in the old church hall on Saturday September 1, with all welcome to attend.