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Crypt transformed into cafe and an acupuncture clinic

PUBLISHED: 18:08 02 April 2013 | UPDATED: 18:08 02 April 2013

Sue Peddir and Sarah Dana selling cakes at the new cafeteria in St Peter's Crypt de Beauvoir Town.

Sue Peddir and Sarah Dana selling cakes at the new cafeteria in St Peter's Crypt de Beauvoir Town.

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St Peter’s Church held an open house event on Thursday to show off its crypt, which has undergone a half a million pound makeover.

The newly revamped crypt features a cafe, a kitchen, an acupuncture treatment room and two consulting rooms open for public hire.

Nearly a hundred people turned up at the event at the 170-year-old church in Northchurch Terrace, De Beauvoir Town, to celebrate the transformation.

Project manager Claudia Turbet-Delof, who has been working at the church for the past three months, said: “The crypt looks amazing. We had a visitors’ book on Thursday and the comments were fantastic. A lot of people in the community are happy to have this space.”

The crypt will also play host to the cold-weather night shelter and yoga and pilates classes.

The money for the makeover was provided by the the Big Lottery Fund.


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