Our old church hall served us well, but it was showing its age! More than that, it didn’t provide the room and facilities that we needed to take our church to the community. We are now in the process of building a new centre as part of our CentreForward project. God willing, we should have the new building ready for use by October 2022.
We have created a full playlist of videos in order to help you understand more about the project. Here is a link to the full playlist: CentreForward Videos
Finishing Line Funding Appeal
As we approach the last stage of CentreForward, we need £171,000 to fully fit out the new centre so that we can use it to its full potential from the day it opens. We have set out the things we need the funding for in our Finishing Line booklet. If you can help us reach our final funding target, then details of how to give can be found in our finance booklet.
All the information is available from the church office or at the back of the church. Alternatively, you can see the information here by clicking on these links:
Full Steam Ahead! (3rd March 2022)
Progress on the building continues apace. Most of the roof rafters are in place, timber is across the flat roofs ready for a final covering, and brickwork is well advanced - see the photo of the south end of the hall. Outside the centre itself, the groundworks team is steadily reducing the level of the old car park and completing the drainage system. For our part, a small working group has chosen the floor types and colours for all the communal areas and rooms in the centre. It should look very smart!
It is sometimes easy to forget that CentreForward also includes the building of a new entrance into the church. Work will begin in late June and continue through until September. Some preparatory work will take place during the week beginning 16th May when some lighting cable will be reallocated to the organ loft. Unfortunately, there will be no electricity in the church for most of the week so some groups may be unable to meet. We are very sorry, but the church fuse box has to be disconnected.
We are looking forward to giving a short update at the APCM on 8th May and to answer any questions or concerns that the church family might have.
You can read our previous news updates here: