August 2016

Building Project Update - August 2016

As so another month passes and we move forward in the Building Project – another month nearer to completion. From the outside it may appear that work is progressing slowly, but inside the chapel, the contractors – painters, heating engineers and electricians – are busy at work. The ceiling has already been painted and the colours for the internal walls of the chapel and the 2 downstairs rooms have been chosen. Hopefully, we may even be able to look inside the church when the contractors are satis ed that it is safe for us to do so. Or maybe, you would prefer to wait until everything is completely nished!

Thanks to everyone who took part in the consultation process – carpets, chairs and fabrics have now been chosen – and they will certainly provide a vibrant and welcoming feel to our church. We have just received con rmation that the chairs which we chose have been approved by the Connexional Conservation Of cer at Manchester and so we have now placed an order for those chairs.

Thank you to everyone who came to the Strawberry tea at Jackie and Arthur’s. it was a delight to enjoy fellowship along with delicious cakes, scones and strawberries in their beautiful garden. Thank you, Jackie and Arthur for all your work.

As I write this update I am delighted to tell you that we have just received a cheque for an additional £2,500 from one of the Trusts which had already given us £5,000 and have decided that because “the nal cost of our project has proved to be somewhat higher than the original estimates the Trust has agreed to increase their grant offer as a contribution towards the building costs.” The Trustees “hope that this will be of some encouragement to the church membership as a whole as we seek to raise the

amount still outstanding.”

It certainly is a great encouragement to us all. However, as always, there is still a need to continue our fundraising events to meet the ongoing costs involved in running our Church as well as renovating the cottage.

The list of events planned so far is printed below.

31 July 2016 – Yorkshire Sausage Day 1pm – 3pm
at “Lowstones“ Clifford Road, Boston Spa
25 February 2017 – Evening Concert – Knottingley Concert Brass Band 7pm Church (more information from Judith England)

If you would like to organise a fundraising event – or would like help from the fundraising team to carry out your idea – do get in touch.

As always we ask you continue to support our building project with your prayers. Your ongoing support and prayers are invaluable.

Gracious God, you call us on a journey to grow in grace and holiness, As we travel on the journey, give us an assurance of your loving presence, That, lled with your Spirit, we may work with you, and our fellow pilgrims, in the transformation of our churches and communities,
So that they become signs of your kingdom of justice and joy. Amen

Jackie Marsden 

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