St. John’s Church West End Build Community Project
Building Work has started!
Last May we were thrilled to receive a bequest of £20,000 from the estate of Peter Vernon. This, together with grants already received from the Garfield Weston Foundation(£20,000), the Allchurches Trust (£3,000) and the William A. Cadbury Trust (£500), our own fundraising of over £34,000 and the amazing gift of labour and materials from our benefactor builders, Alan Degg and Sean Harriman, means that Phase 1 of the building work – the waterproof shell of the building has begun.
The next stage is the completion of the roof, you may have seen the beams waiting on the lawn. We are told that once the roof is intact it will be a short time then to the exterior being complete and we can move onto phase 2, the fitting out of the interior.
We are most grateful for all the many personal donations we have received, all of which, along with all gifts and donations, will be entered in our Book of Gifts.
We are working hard to raise the £93,000 we still need to complete the interior of the building.
We recently updated a forecast of the financial sustainability of the building. The figures are based upon those of other centres in the county. Click here to see a breakdown of these possible costs and income.