Award-winning church shows off vintage quality

Thanks to a £200,000 lottery grant, Lynne Featherstone MP could yesterday enjoy a cup of tea in the beautiful done-up Garden Room at a local Methodist church.

The local MP was shown around Muswell Hill Methodist Church, which has seen a space completely transformed into a bright and very accessible facility since getting the grant in 2005. The church today offers activities for local people of all ages such as baby-weighing, a mum and baby café and the vintage club.

The Liberal Democrat MP is now encouraging other local community organisations to follow the church’s lead and apply for lottery funding, by visiting

Lynne Featherstone commented:

“This place is just fantastic. The lottery funding has helped the church become a real community space, where people of all ages are welcome.

“The vintage club is one of these real gems; a place where older people can meet and have fun. Later on in the autumn they’ll even have a strictly come dancing session – I’m tempted to join in!”