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. In July 2018, the planning application for our new centre was given the unanimous consent of the planning committee, so we are now working towards bringing this project to life.
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:
You can also see the detailed plans here:
Proposed Ground Floor Plan
Proposed First Floor Plan
Proposed Second Floor Plan
Proposed Site and Roof Plan
Proposed Marton Street Elevation
Proposed Peter Street and Elevation
Proposed Victoria Place Elevations
Proposed Penny Street Elevation
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. Listen to Jon Scamman's latest reflections on the Heart of the City project here: Sermon 23 September 2018
Read our latest update on progress with the Heart of the City Project here: September Newsletter.
AUCTION OF PROMISES EVENING
Could you offer something for our auction of promises evening on 16th November?
Please let us know if you can by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
FUNDRAISER OF THE MONTH - JARROD'S SPONSORED SILENCE
Really well done to Jarrod who raised over £150 for our Heart of the City project, with his sponsored silence.
SAVE THE DATES - FUTURE EVENTS
Friday 16th November - Auction of Promises evening
Saturday 16th March 2019 - Jonathan Viera concert
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.
Progress updates for the Heart of the City Project
Newsletter - Heart of the City Update July 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 May 2018
Newsletter - Heart of the City Update January 2018
Newsletter - Heart of the City Update November 2017
Download the November update here
Download the September update here
Newsletter - Heart of the City Update September 2017
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
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: