St Peter’s Church is a Grade II* listed building, which has stood in the middle of Stoke Lyne, a village in North Oxfordshire, since Norman times. The church was not realising its full potential as a community asset. Redesign of the interior of St Peter’s Church was required in order that it could provide community resources, an event venue, as well as a place of worship, outreach and spirituality.
A design was implemented to refresh and open up the space, and to improve flexibility in its use. Flexible seating within the church was introduced. The toilets and kitchen were refurbished. A separate meeting room was formed in the Lady Chapel, and the Nave was refloored. Within each of these areas, lighting was revised to enhance the beauty of the architectural detail and historic fabric as well as to provide functionality. An approach was adopted to allow for the character, spirituality and history of the church to be retained, at the same time as ensuring functional yet tasteful and charming modernisation of the space.