One of the biggest problems facing St Mary’s over the past few years has been the lack of storage space. One only has to look behind the screens around the Sanctuary to see staging, tables, odd chairs and heaven knows what else!

To help reduce this problem the PCC has purchased 30 new stackable chairs – and when we say “stackable” we mean BIG TIME STACKABLE – potentially all 30 of them could be safely placed one on top of the other thus reducing the footprint quite dramatically. At the same time 29 of our existing chairs have been sold – and these chairs could only be stacked 4 high. So they took up as much as 7 times as much floor space.