Development plans for The Eldwick Church building - UPDATED 30/05/17

Bradford Council approved the planning application for our Church building work in July 2016.  Consent was given for the demolition of our 1970’s dilapidated timber church hall and the construction of a new one adjacent to the Church, to which it will then be linked.  This will provide a hall, two meeting rooms, modern toilet and disabled facilities and a fully provisioned kitchen.  The linking of the new hall and church will create increased seating capacity for church, a cafe area, and a more flexible use of space.
We have been hard at work in the last year.  We gained building controls approval in early 2017 and by Easter had sent out invitations to tender to contractors.  The tender bids are now being received and examined and we hope to appoint our preferred supplier in June.  Fundraising is ongoing:  the total of secured funds stands at just over £570,000.  This includes pledges (paid and pending), confirmed grants and other fundraising. 
We would like to say an enormous THANK YOU to those folks who have sent us money or who have supported our fundraising efforts to date.  There is still some way to go towards our final fundraising target and should you wish to contribute, there is a link to our donation / gift aid form here:
If you have any questions, or wish to help with fundraising, please do just contact either Richard Arnold, Project Manager on 01535 272894 or John Dekker, Chair of the Fundraising Group on 01274 560086.


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The Eldwick Church, Otley Road, Eldwick, BINGLEY, BD16 3EQ

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