St Mary's Church, Liss : Re-Ordering Project, 2012-2020
We are thrilled for our clients at St Mary’s, Liss following the completion of their re-ordering programme as seen in the breath-taking images of the finished project.
Nye Saunders Ltd were employed by the Parish in 2004 to develop proposals for a significant Church extension, however that scheme was shelved, and an internal re-ordering scheme pursued instead. The design for that scheme was undertaken by the Church’s then Inspecting Architect and on his retirement from practice, Nye Saunders Ltd were delighted to be re-employed to develop the design scheme to enable detailed approvals and tenders to be obtained.
The Church is Grade 2 Listed and having been designed by Sir Arthur Blomfield and extended in the 1930s by Sir Edward Maufe (both well know Architects of their time), it was certain to attract critical attention from the relevant statutory bodies and amenity societies requiring a very high standard of design consideration which Nye Saunders were able to provide.
The scheme involved removal of the original low rood screen and pulpit, choir stalls etc., and extension of a Chancel platform into the Nave; removal of the north transept pipe organ, glazed screen insertion and construction of first floor meeting room with storage under; font re-location; glazed screen insertion into large draughty tower opening and refurbishment of toilet and kitchen facilities in the tower base. The Church lighting, heating and AV systems were also modernised and largely replaced at the same time.
The works were completed in the summer of 2020 and even a few doubters within the congregation have been won around by the transformation of the Church interior.