LATEST UPDATE (26th January 2018) : After a long process we have finally received the relevant permission to do the Refurbishment Works. Below is a photo of some of the PCC members celebrating the news! So far donations for the project are up to £9,762 – thank you to all who have given so far. Grant applications are being submitted and we hope to have some good news in the coming months.
LATEST UPDATE (18th November 2017) : The PCC (Church Council) have processed the quotes from various contractors and have decided to appoint Paul Smith & Co Ltd to do the works. The good news is that the quote was slightly under the estimated cost but we won’t be able to proceed until all funding for the project is in place. So far donations for the project are up to £9,000 – thank you to all who have given so far. Grant applications will soon be ready to submit.
LATEST UPDATE (20th October 2017) : We’ve made a good start with donations for the project – up to £7,500 already. Grant applications are going in so we’ll wait and see what may come in through that route too.
After much prayer, planning and preparation we are excited by the prospect of a refurbished church building and believe that this is God’s next step for us at St Mark’s. The refurbishment will enable us to develop and grow our current ministries as well as providing a fit for purpose building to serve our community effectively in the name of Christ for years to come. A summary of the project is as follows:
- KITCHENETTE – This will include a drinks servery, a sink, a dishwasher, a fridge, and kitchen units.
- FRONT AREA – The stone font will be moved to the south east side of the dais in order to bring it back into use. The store room partition walls will be removed and the raised dais will be made the same height from wall to wall with a new carpet overlaid.
- OTHER ASPECTS – The church’s internal floor will be levelled throughout and a new floor covering fitted. A new lighting scheme will also be installed and the PA system will be upgraded.
Where will the money come from?
We need to raise a total of £124,216 to be able to do the refurbishment work.
It is hoped that the project will be financed from the following sources:
If you would like to make a donation please get in touch and request one of our Giving Envelopes .