Heart of the City Project

At St Thomas' Church, Lancaster, we are looking to repair the current church building and replace our existing church centre with a modern, highly efficient and highly flexible number of spaces for use by the church family but also by the local community.


Watch our short film about the Heart of the City Project:



A huge thank you to Jim Cooke who produced this for us.

Read our new brochure by clicking on the image below:

Brochure 2018

You can also see the detailed proposed plans here. Click on an image to see it enlarged in a new window:

Ground Floor Plan First Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan First Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan Site and Roof Plan
Second Floor Plan Site and Roof Plan
Marton Street Elevation Peter Street Elevation
Marton Street Elevation Peter Street Elevation
Victoria Place Elevations Penny Street Elevation
Victoria Place Elevations Penny Street Elevation

Listen to Jon Scamman's latest reflections on the Heart of the City project here.


Open Forum - Please share your views

Thank you to everyone (over 75 in number) who gave up an evening of their time to share views about the next steps for our Heart of the City Project. If you would like to see Jon's presentation, please click on the image below. We are still pausing to pray for this project, so if you were unable to make it on 11th December, or if you did attend but still have further thoughts to share, please do send us your views by emailing hotc@st.tees.org.uk. 

HOTC Open Forum 11 Dec 2018

St. T's Community Cinema
Community Cinema - Arthur Chri   Thank you to the team that organised our St. T's Community Cinema events in December and to those of you who came along to enjoy "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Arthur Christmas". We have managed to raise around £160 for our Heart of the City Project. Thank you!
Fundraiser of the Month

Fundraiser of the month - Rose


Future Events - Save the Date!


Saturday 2nd March 2019 - "Challenge" event (a bit like Taskmaster)

Saturday 16th March 2019 - Jonathan Viera concert http://www.jonathanveira.com 

Saturday 18th May 2019 - St. Thomas (Lancaster) to St. Thomas (Garstang) sponsored walk along the Lancaster Canal

More information on these exciting events in the coming months! 
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?

Here 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.


Calling all students who used to attend St Thomas' church!
Student calling   Thank you to the very generous donor who said "St. Thomas' holds a very special place in our hearts, it is where we first became involved in a church as adults. It is a wonderful church that believes in the gifts of the spirit and I hope will continue to be a wonderful blessing to many others"

Progress updates for the Heart of the City Project


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


Heart of The City giving Pledges
Pledges are welcomed at any time throughout this project. 
►To download a copy of the pledge form, click on the links below:

Pledge form background and update

Pledge form
Thanks so much for your interest in our building plans, and we are grateful for your support and prayers. Here are the architect's visuals of what our new building will look like: