February 2015

Great news!

We have received word from Leeds Planners that both schemes (church re-ordering and single dwelling on adjacent land) have been given approval!

So after this brief lull, it’s all go! Hopefully, we shall soon be able to give you a clearer idea about potential timescales for the final preparatory and pre-building work phases. We can then begin detailed scheduling, going out to tender as well as the implementation of a more accurate timeline for the project.

As ever, behind the scenes, much work is going on. The Grants Team is poised ready to begin. Fundraising continues. Meetings with the architect and with potential land purchasers are all taking place.

Steve, our Minister, and the Stewards are hoping to plan an “away day” in May or June when we shall visit Pateley Bridge Methodist Church to see the redevelopments they have carried out and which are similar to our plans; and also to worship there. We hope you will support us in this initiative. More details will be available soon but in the meantime let the Stewards know if you can come.

Our first community event of 2015 – the Burns Supper was a great success. Everyone enjoyed the evening and joined in the fun and laughter of the Scottish Country dancing. Just over £1000 was raised for our Church redevelopments. Thank you to everyone who helped in so many ways, especially the superstars of the kitchen. Lots of people have offered to help at next year’s Burns Supper which is absolutely brilliant. Thank you.

If you think you might be able to help in some small way at any of the fundraising events, please let any of the Steering Group know. We would love to have a “list of encouragers” who would be willing to give a little of their time – say half an hour or even an hour – at any of the fundraising events that are held, thereby “encouraging” the main organisers of the event.

Thank you to the volunteers who helped, at very short notice, to fill envelopes for a mail shot and so raised £250 for our redevelopment project.

Further meetings of the Reference Group have been scheduled to take place on Saturday 28 March and Saturday 9 May  - all commencing at 9:30am in the Wesley Room. Come along and find out how the redevelopment plans are progressing.

 

Dates for your Diary

Friday 27 March – Film Night at Church

Wednesday 27 May – 'St Crux' Fund Raiser, York

Saturday 11 July 2015 – BBQ – Clifford Village Hall

 

We hope you will be able to come and support some of these events and bring your friends along as well. Help us to share our vision for Boston Spa – bringing Church and community together.

It is an exciting time as we come closer to the commencement of the building works.

 

Please continue to work together and pray together as we seek to build a place where church and community meet; asking always for God’s help as we discern His will for us here in Boston Spa.


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