Projects / St John’s Church, Glastonbury

St John’s Church, High Street, Glastonbury is the principal Anglican Church in the historic town of Glastonbury and is part of the Diocese of Bath & Wells. This medieval church was closed for most of 2019 to allow extensive sympathetic refurbishment and re-ordering.

The primary purpose of the works was to create a modern, fresh, and flexible interior within a medieval church building to enhance worship, to provide an open space for a variety of worship and community activities, and to display and celebrate the historical legacy of the building and its prominent place within the Town of Glastonbury.

To do this, the design and construction team undertook the following: -

  • Installed up-to-date gas fired boiler plant and an under-floor heating system, and in the process created a clear, level, and stable floor.
  • Installed modern glazed draught-resistant porches at the west and south entrances, allowing unobstructed views of the full length of the church.
  • Installed flexible, multi-function lighting, and audio-visual facilities to support a wide variety of activities, including worship, concerts, productions, and history and heritage displays.
  • Installed a modern kitchen to permit hosting proper hot meals as well as casual refreshments.
  • Refreshed, enlarged, and relocated the organ to enhance choral, music, and worship events.

Date Completed: Dec 2019

Design Consultant: - BJP Consulting Engineers
Project Duration: - 6 Months
Engineers on Site: - 2
Project Value: - £60k

St John’s Church, Glastonbury

Main Contractor: Ellis & Co

Mechanical Objectives: Install new upgraded boiler plant, with 2 new heating distribution pipework circuits and a new UFH System and heating controls.

Solution: The existing perimeter radiators were refurbished and reused. New boiler plant was selected to compliment the split use of UFH and perimeter heating. New UFH was installed throughout the main floor space.

User friendly heating controls were specified by BJP to simplify selection of heating controls for various church activities.

Supported By Manufacturers: Warmafloor (GB) Ltd - UFH Specialist, Broag Remeha Boilers, Grundfos Pumps

Benefits: Modern cost effective heating system to suit the wide ranging variety of activities that a modern church is used for.

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