A Toilet for the Church?

The idea of installing a toilet at All Saints’ Church has probably been
discussed by every Parochial Church Council since the fifteenth
century, but without resolution.  However, your PCC decided to grasp
the nettle and commission an Options Appraisal from the church’s

The PCC subsequently discussed the ideas he put forward.  All of them
present practical and technical problems: these include the church’s
status as a Grade I listed building, the need for approval from the
planning authorities and particularly from the Church of England
centrally, the requirement to have full disabled access, and the issue
of waste disposal as the church does not have mains drainage.  There is
also the question of cost, as the church will not have the financial
reserves necessary to fund a major project once the current internal
redecoration has been completed.  Fund-raising and project management
would therefore be major challenges.

Your PCC has consequently decided not to pursue the matter further for
the moment; but the door remains ajar, as the Annual Church Meeting will
be held on 24th May and the “new” PCC to be elected at that meeting could,
of course, opt to reopen the discussion.