The Parish Church of St. Symphorian, Durrington
from 13th Century to the modern day
in ten milestones
In 2010 the first phase of the church Roof Project was undertaken. This was quickly followed in 2011 with the pews being removed from the Nave of the Church and 150 new upholstered chairs being installed. The axis of the church was also changed. Mass is now celebrate norh/south with a central Nave Altar. This new layout has also meant that new activites can be undertaken in the Church. In fact in the first week after the chairs had been installed, the church celebrated the Funeral Mass of Majorie King, held an meal with Old Time Musical for 100 people, held a service of Blessing for 13 years of marriage, celebrated Sunday Mass and then hosted a barn dance for 80 people.
Over the years many faithful souls have worked to maintain and improve the centre of Christian witness in Durrington. There is much to thank God for and so our celebrations are as much about the Church as a people as the building. May the love and devotion which has brought us thus far continue in the years to come.