In pictures: St Nicholas church extension completed

A Lincoln church which has undergone a refurbishment with an extension, will be dedicated on Sunday, February 3, by the Bishop of Grantham.

The £750,000 St Nicholas Centre on Newport Road provides meeting rooms for its own activities and also for community use.

The three meeting rooms, named The Blenkin Room, the Jennifer Jackson Room, and the Colin Bruerton Room are named after special people and places to St Nicholas.

St Nicholas Church on Newport Road was first built in 1840 to replace the original church, and also had Blenkin Hall for a variety of activities.

However, Blenkin Hall deteriorated, so it was sold in order to raise money for a new extension, in addition to fundraising and money left for the church.

The new extension is designed to blend in with the 1840 church built by Gilbert Scott.

Church warden John Young said: “Without the hall, various activities have been held in the church, which was not ideal. We knocked down the old vestry which was brick-built and added the stone extension, meaning that we can move our present activities into more suitable premises, increase what we are doing and make the facilities available to the local community.”

Open tours to visit the new centre will be held on Saturday, February 2, from 10am to 4pm. On Sunday, February 3, the Bishop of Grantham will dedicate the centre at the 10am morning service.