Crossways To Get Its Own Church
8:33am 20th October 2014
(Updated 10:12am 20th October 2014)
Villagers in Crossways are to finally get their own church after a 20 year campaign.
The village was built on the site of an old World War airfield so has never had an official place of worship.
Now work on a new church is due to start at Frome Valley School in the next few weeks.
What started as a monthly service has now become so popular that the local clergy have been campaigning for a new place of worship to be built.
The village now has a population of 2,500 people.
Local vicar Jacquie Birdseye told Wessex FM; "We're going to be a community hub really. So anybody can come in and use the facilities and maybe come in and have a coffee or use it as a meeting place. We hope to do a lot of work with families and young children."