Come and spend a penny with Graham Clarke!

Date: Saturday 10 November, 10am

Venue: St Mary’s Church, Lenham

Event: Kent artist Graham Clark will make the first flush at the grand opening of new toilets, accessibility ramps and glass door at St Mary’s.

We’re flushed with success!

Lenham Church has toilets at last – as well as accessibility ramps and a glass door.

Members of St Mary’s church, Lenham and the local community will be viewing new facilities and spending a penny at the grand opening of the toilets at St. Mary’s Lenham on Saturday 10th November 2012 when Graham Clarke (Kent’s own artist) is scheduled to make the first flush.

After long years of patient planning, fundraising and gaining permissions, work has finally finished at the church to make it a more hospitable and accessible venue in the centre of the village. Improvements include access for wheelchairs and push chairs, a glass door to give a lighter, more welcoming feel to the entrance and toilets to make it user friendly for young and old alike.

Revd Dick Venn, Vicar of St Mary’s commented: “These new facilities will improve access to the church and will mean this building can serve the whole village.”

St Mary’s church, Lenham, are also celebrating the opening of their new toilets by ‘twinning’ them with lavatories in Burundi, Africa. Both Sunday congregations and Messy Church members contributed to the fundraising and enough money was raised to provide four toilets in Burundi, Africa.

By twinning a toilet, the church is helping those who most need access to safe sanitation, clean water and hygiene education. Helen Venn, vicar’s wife at St Mary’s said: “We are so thrilled to have toilets in the church at last that we wanted to pass on our good fortune to others whose need is desperate.”

The grand opening takes place on Saturday at 10.00am and coffee and cakes will be served afterwards


Further information from:

Mrs Helen Venn: 01622 858195,


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