Changing Lives project

2023 will see the completion of an extensive restoration and renovation programme at St Marylebone Church.

This will enable the church to continue to support some of the most vulnerable people in our area and safeguard the building for generations to come.

Changing Lives project

Neighbourhood CIL has contributed to this major project, which has included improving access with a new lift, staircase and ramp and WCs, as well as replacing the slate roof and restoring the Nave ceiling.

The Changing Lives capital and community project set out to:

  • Remove this iconic Grade 1-listed building from the ‘At Risk Register’ with a new welsh slate roof
  • Upgrade community spaces in the Crypt, to ensure vital work can continue to expand
  • Deliver a creative heritage-based learning programme of inspiring new community education projects, drawing from the 900-year history of Marylebone and its residents
  • Encourage the active participation of over 240 volunteers, apprentices, local school and university students - helping them gain valuable employment-enhancing skills
  • Help more people in need to benefit from access to mental health service, the St Marylebone HCC, its subsidised psychotherapy and counselling center
  • Expand the events offering to improve the lives of people living with dementia, loneliness, visual impairment, poverty and bereavement in Central London