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.

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Cross Bay Walk Fundraiser
IMG-20210605-WA0011   With many thanks to the organisers of our Cross Bay Walk on June 5th, this event was blessed with fine sunshine... even if it wasn't 100% dry underfoot! We have raised nearly £2,000 for our Heart of the City project. Thanks to everyone who participated. 



Appeal Response May 2021

If you are still considering making a pledge or donation, then this brief guide from Richard, our Treasurer, will tell you how to respond. Please click here.

For an updated pledge form, please click here (pdf file) or here (word document for screen input).

For a Standing Order mandate, please click here (pdf file) or here (word document for screen input).

If you are a tax payer please consider Gift Aiding your donation, click here for the church’s Gift Aid declaration.

If you have any questions about giving, or wish to return a pledge form electronically, please contact Richard on his dedicated treasurer email address: treasurer@st.tees.org.uk
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Find out why we are asking for a final push towards our goal of opening the new centre debt free:


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Watch the video here

You can also see weekly progress on the new building on our Facebook and Twitter pages, or watch a timelapse video here



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



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

The latest plans and visuals

Thanks so much for your interest in our building plans, and we are grateful for your support and prayers. Here are the architect's 2019 visuals and plans of our new building.

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Ground floor - click on the image for a larger scale view   First floor - click on the image for a larger scale view
Ground floor plan   First floor plan
Second floor - click on the image for a larger scale view  
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Interested in starting a 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.stewardship.org.uk  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 Staff team's stewardship page, to see how your own page might look?  


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.

April Newsletter
                Header April 21   Find out what progress has been made on our Heart of the City project by reading our newsletter - please click here (or on the image).. 

You can also see the exciting image of our stained glass window, which has been designed by Sarah Galloway for three of the new centre's upstairs windows.