Following the first two phases of the reordering work the “welcome” area is currently split between the existing cupboards and display immediately inside the north door and the area released by the removal of three pews close by.
The furniture currently in these areas is temporary. Proper consideration as to what this space should look like will happen in phase 3. Between now and then we will be experimenting with temporary arrangements in an attempt to discover what will work best for us.
Phase 3 will also eventually involve a reconfiguration of the north porch and its doors so that entry to the church will be more straightforward and involve fewer right angle turns.