Updating St Edwards

Retaining Beauty, Serving Community


Adapting Stow’s Ancient Parish Church for the Future.


We are making good progress with our re-ordering plans.  We have been encouraged by the Archdeacon to take three elements forward in the coming months, but on the basis that any longer-term projects involving other parts of the church are to be left for future consideration once a new incumbent is in place.

Our AudioVisual Project

We are delighted that the specialist company DSAV has installed our new state-of-the-art audiovisual system!


The project was successfully completed on 4th March 2022 and is looking good. It vastly improves the sound quality in our church and gives us flexibility in our audiovisual capability.

This will benefit worshippers, the Stow community and our visitors. By installing a discreetly positioned projector, screen, video cameras and improved loudspeakers, we can now provide higher-quality services for those unable to attend church in person and include extra video material and music during services. Also, while travel remains difficult, those who are unable to attend special services like weddings and funerals will be able to participate from anywhere in the world. At the same time, we will be able to offer extra options to community groups such as Music at Stow and creatively improve the St Edward’s experience for visitors.

Re-ordering of Back of the Church and North Aisle

Meanwhile, our project to update the interior of the church, to provide a more flexible and welcoming space for all, has completed its public consultation phase. The Diocesan Chancellor will now consider the positive and negative comments that have been submitted.

Click here for the illustrated Guide to the re-ordering project

Click here to see the Notice document


Draught-proofing the South Porch

We are also working, but on a slower timescale, on the best way of draught-proofing the South Porch.  

If you have any questions about these projects please contact Robert Barnett on (01451) 870349