Heart of the City Project


Following a year of preparation, the PCC expressed its unanimous support on 19th September 2016 for an exciting but costly set of plans for our buildings, which we believe are necessary for the future of St Thomas’ Church. You can see the detailed plans here: Heart of the City plans. If this project is to happen, it will need the involvement and sacrificial generosity of the whole church. We have now received planning approval from the Council and are embarking on the next phase of the project. We hope that building work can commence at the beginning of next year. 


Read our latest update on progress with the Heart of the City Project here: September Newsletter.

Auction of promises

Could you offer something for our auction of promises evening on 16th November? 

Please let us know if you can by emailing bfm@st.tees.org.uk.

Quiz Time


Thank you to everyone who supported this event, as well as to Jess and the team for organising it all. We raised over £200 four our Heart of the City project.




Saturday 16th November - Auction of Promises evening


Saturday 16th March 2019 - Jonathan Viera concert

More information on these exciting events in the coming months! 
Heart of the City Project - our 2018 vision

Four pillarsAt the start of 2018, Jon Scamman, our vicar, set out his vision for our Heart of the City Project.

He is encouraging every member of the congregation to get involved in at least one fundraising initiative in 2018, and to put the "fun" back into "fundraising".

Read about his 2018 vision here: Heart of the City.  

Presentation from our Architect, Dan Brown

On 14th March, Dan Brown and Jon Scamman shared the revised plans for the church centre, which have now been submitted for planning permission. To read that presentation, please click here.


Interested in starting your own fundraising initiative?

You can download several templates for your fun fundraising event including:

Use these templates to advertise your event and to help raise funds.

Want to let your donors give money online?

We have set up a Heart of the City account on www.give.net. You can set up a personal giving page on www.give.net by following the instructions in this link: Instructions for setting up a giving page. Why not have a look at the Scamman family's give.net page, to see how your own page might look?  

Stuck for Ideas?

Creative IdeasHere are some of the creative ideas discussed at our Fundraising evening. With so many ideas to choose from we have decided to focus on a few key events to begin with, such as a themed cinema afternoon and a vintage tea party... but there is nothing to stop you from getting going straight away and organising your own small (or large) event in the community. 

Please do share your ideas with us, and let us know if you are running an event and would like help advertising that. Have you checked out our Facebook page yet? This is where we will be sharing photos and write-ups of any fundraising events that have already taken place and we will also advertise future events here. You can also message us directly via the Facebook page if you have any questions about fund-raising. 

Please continue to pray for this project and give thanks for those who are giving their time and effort to fundraising in the community. 

Progress updates for the Heart of the City Project
Newsletter - Heart of the City Update July 2018

Newsletter - Heart of the City Update May 2018
Download the May update here

Newsletter - Heart of the City Update March 2018
Download the March update here 
Newsletter - Heart of the City Update January 2018
Newsletter - Heart of the City Update November 2017
Download the November update here

Newsletter - Heart of the City Update September 2017
Download the September update here
Heart of the City Giving Pledges
Pledges are welcomed at any time throughout this project. 

►To download a copy of the pledge form, click here
Thanks so much for your interest in our building plans, and we are grateful for your support and prayers.