Building for Growth

Building for Growth: the church building project

We are part way through an exciting £875,000 building project. This involves replacing the church hall with a new hall complex, and linking this to the church building, providing much better facilities.  We have already built the new Hall and are now embracing Phase 2. 

The completed project will expand the worship space by 50% and provide a flexible area for use as a café, and space for events and activities for the church and the community.

Why are we building?

  • Our old wooden Hall had less than 3 years of useful life left
  • On many weeks our church was almost full.  We intend to continue to grow numbers and so need a bigger space
  • We longed for space and facilities to enhance our fellowship and service to the community
  • We wanted to share the new hall complex with the village, to supplement the provisions of the Memorial hall next door, creating a resource which benefits the people of Eldwick

After several years of prayer, planning and consultation we launched the fundraising for our building project in September 2016.  A year later our building contractor started work on the site, and the new hall was handed over to us in May 2018. Work started in late 2018 on the link between the hall and the Church.  We hope to complete the project by early April 2019. 

We are grateful to many people in our membership and across Eldwick who supported this project, financially and in practical ways.  Above all, we are immensely grateful to our generous God for his leading and provision for this work.

Phase 2 of the Church Building Project

Initial work on Phase 2 started in Autumn 2018 with the lifting of the slates on the Church roof , making good, fitting insulation and re-slating.  Phase 2 also entails completely refurbishing the church building, rewiring and installing a new heating system as well as extending the Church building to link with the new Hall.

As a consequence, all of our services are presently taking place in the new Hall.  We hope to be back in Church by April 2019.

Page last updated: 21st Jan 2019 3:48 PM