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 shortly to embark upon 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?

  • The existing wooden hall had less than 3 years of useful life left
  • On many weeks our church is 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 want 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 should start towards the end of October on the link between the hall and the church, and on refurbishing the original church building.  We hope to complete the project by the end of February 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

Towards the end of October 2018, we will begin Phase 2 of our building project.  This entails completely refurbishing the church building and extending the Church to link with the new Hall.  The refurbishment will include rewiring and installing a new heating system, as well as lifting the slates on the roof, making good, fitting insulation and re-slating.  This means that from September 2018, all of our services are taking place in the new Hall.

Page last updated: 1st Oct 2018 2:56 PM