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

STanley Road 1
Demolition begins in the sun.
Demolition begins in the sun.
The site is cleared.
The site is cleared.
The raised patio is built.
The raised patio is built.

Here's how the building work has been progressing since day one on May 20. Thank you to Norman Woodhead and Ian Bradshaw for the photographs. For regular updates, see our Facebook page.

The view from the kitchen hatch.
The view from the kitchen hatch.
New doorway into church.
New doorway into church.
The roof starts to go on.
The roof starts to go on.

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 now work has begun with BTB Joinery our main contractor. The aim is to be all finished by Christmas 2019. Our funding has been split almost half and half between local funding (church members, fundraising, donations, gift aid) and external funding from grants.

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.

Thank you.

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