by Margaret Duggan
THE RECTORY in Golborne, an old mining village in
diocese, has a large garden set back from the road, and surrounded by
the rectory, the church, its graveyard, and the church school.
seemed ideal for sheltered accommodation to house people with learning
disabilities and special needs.
what a tight-knit community Golborne is, it has been remarkable, says the
Rector, the Revd Robert Williams, how encouraging it has been, particularly the
school and its headmistress (pictured).
is working in partnership with the charity Charad, Wigan Council, and Adactus
Housing Association to build a bungalow for four young people to live
independently with support.
sod was recently cut by the Archdeacon Emeritus of
the Ven. David Woodhouse, who, says Mr Williams, has been the inspiration for
The Rt Revd
James Roxburgh, Assistant Bishop in the diocese, said the opening prayers, and
children from St Thomas
’s school provided the choir. It is
hoped the bungalow will be ready in a year’s time.