The key element of the churchyard improvement project received planning permission from Wokingham District Council today. Part of the Celebrating Community programme for the churchyard, the “gathering space” and associated pathways will complete the landscaping associated with the building of the Cornerstone. It will ensure full and easy access between the Church and the Cornerstone and link both the Norreys Avenue entrance and the church-facing entrance of the Cornerstone to each other and to the church with a permanent accessible pathway replacing the temporary path currently surfaced with wood chippings. The main feature of the gathering space will be a circular area between Cornerstone and Church where people will be able to gather to talk or sit and enjoy the churchyard environment. Additional planting will enhance the area.