Entering the Future - re-developing SRBC
See how we're looking to shape our building to serve our ministry and mission for the next generation
We've had a building on Stanley Road for just over a century. The original building has long gone, but the church building put up in 1935 still survives. We completed a major maintenance programme on it earlier in 2017. The next step is to re-develop the centre of our site in order to transform how we use our space for ministry and mission. We want to build a new entrance, replacing the defunct boiler house. This would give us much better accessibility for those in wheelchairs or with prams. It will enable us to open up our kitchen, to serve into a welcoming foyer area. There will be a new side entrance into the church space and access into the hall that is less disruptive. We've been talking about these ideas for a long time, but progress is definitely being made. Church members have already pledged and given significantly towards the projected cost and we were granted planning permission in March 2018. We have secured more than £100,000 in grant funding, and appointed our builder, so it's all systems go. Work is due to start in May and we're aiming to be totally finished by Christmas. That would be a fantastic present!
If you want to keep in touch with the progress of the project, why not Contact us and we'll add you to our mailing list. If you wish to donate to the appeal, you can give securely at give.net/srbc ***
We would appreciate prayers for us as a church. Here are some suggestions:
* Pray that the project will proceed well, with safety, security and good weather.
* Pray that the church will continue to be a beacon of light in our community as it has for 100 years.
* Give thanks for the progress so far with fund-raising and grant applications.