The Commissioners have reached an important stage in their investigations into the proposal to purchase All Saints Church, Lonan from the church authorities with a view to operating it as a community resource and focal point for the Lonan community.

The proposal is that the church would be purchased for £50.00 and that Diocesan funds would then be transferred to finance all the necessary repairs and adaptations.

Once the building has been refurbished, it would be made available for hire and use by the community. The intention is that its use would be income generating; the aim being to provide a community venue that is well used and at least cost neutral. The re-opened church building would also operate as a ‘Festival Church’ for 4/6 special services a year, and would be available for wedding services as well as funeral services.

Full details of the proposals are available by clicking the links below.

The Commissioners welcome enquiries and comments on the proposals on 861241 or via

The next stage is to launch a formal Local Authority Petition to Government seeking permission to purchase the church for £50.00. A statutory element of the Petition Process is a period of public consultation on the request.

The Commissioners will also keep residents informed at all stages via this web site and on social media.

All Saints Church Proposal – Report Document 22.09.17.

All Saints Business Plan