Building For Mission Appeal Launch

On the night before our current building was opened back in 1960 the then Vicar, Canon Bill Leatham, said “It is my conviction that within a generation this building will be too small”. Well, here we are 57 years later, and this is indeed the case! During the intervening years some extension work and refurbishments have been carried out to facilitate growth and ministry.

Now, almost 20 years on from when the first serious discussions took place about a substantial rebuild, the time has come to respond to what we believe is God’s call on us to make our main buildings fit not only for our current purposes, but also for the generation to come.

We need a warm, open and welcoming place where people can meet with and be equipped to serve the God who loves us and who calls us to be a vehicle of His welcoming grace and mercy. An attractive frontage, a spacious circulation area, more floor space on two floors for our halls and meeting rooms, new heating, lighting and air distribution, a complete redecoration of the main worship area and remaining rooms, and much more will all make this possible.

This brochure has been produced to help explain in some detail why we believe St John’s is being called to take on this project as part of our Building for Mission vision and how you
can be involved. As you read through this brochure you will realise the enormity of the opportunity as well as the enormity of the journey ahead. We are not looking to raise money for a bit of a refurb but are looking to raise over £5m to provide a building for now and the next generation – we will not achieve this without everyone joining the journey. We are greatly
encouraged that well over £600k has already been pledged or given ahead of the launch.

Our desire is that, through this project, we will be able to serve God more effectively in sharing the Good News of Jesus with those around us.
Leonard Browne – Vicar



26th Mar 2018 Posted in: News by Fran Varley 0

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