Earlier this year, after much discussion, it was decided to carpet the main auditorium and take the pews from their fixed positions and move them to the perimeter of the room.
This step has made a huge impact on the way we use the space, and how it feels. Obviously it is much more versatile now, and youth club, meals, coffee morning etc. can take place with much greater ease, but our worship and prayer meetings have benefited too.
The general impression is that it has helped us move on from those unhelpful traditions that do not have their roots in any Biblical grounding that so easily attach themselves to groups over the years.
Members and friends worked and gave sacrificially to help do the work and finance it, and we are so thankful. New chairs are on order and we look forward to their arrival.