The building eventually fell vacant and the fabric began to decline. The Friends of Brixworth Church offered to buy the building from the Roe Charity Trust and, after obtaining ‘change of use’, the sale of the building was completed and work to renovate it began in March 1994.
Over a period of sixteen months many volunteers gave up their time, mainly at weekends, to strip back the building to four walls and then piece it back together into a purposeful village amenity for use by All Saints’ Church and the village community. Fundraising events continued throughout the time of renovation to enable the Friends to pay for materials and complete the project.
All Saints’ Church Heritage Centre was officially opened on 3rd June 1995 by The Lord Lieutenant, Mr John Lowther and blessed by the Rt. Reverend Paul Barber, Bishop of Brixworth.
Since that time work has continued by The Friends to maintain the building and ensure its future use. Improvements have also been made for the comfort and convenience of its users.