History of Community Centre
Ambitious eight-year project to create community centre for Flordon. Until the 1970s there was a parish room in the Rectory grounds used for community activities, then for a number of years a club house generously provided by a village resident was used for a chat group, children’s parties, harvest suppers and meetings generally. When this became no longer available the Parochial Church Council (PCC) launched an ambitious project to repair and adapt the Church for community use, creating more space by removing the pews, and installing modern amenities including improved heating and lighting. This would make the church suitable for community activities and secure its future.
An English Heritage grant of £91,000, and support from Norfolk Churches Trust and the National Churches Trust enabled essential repairs to the roof and buttresses to be completed in 2009.Then a further project was devised to create a community centre in the church for an estimated £85,000 excluding VAT. This has benefited from significant grants from the Diocesan Mission Fund, South Norfolk District Council, the Geoffrey Watling charity and the Garfield Weston national charity, with a contribution from the parish council and the generosity of other charities, local donors and residents.