Building Project

Proposed Building Works

To support our Vision of further broadening the use of the building, and over time becoming more of a community resource or ‘Community Hub’, we engaged DMS (Architects) to carry out a Feasibility Study.


From this they produced the artwork you see on the website and which was used to support a very successful Open Meeting, and became the blueprint for the detailed plans which were approved in Sept 2017.

Fundraising

To support the building project the church convened a Fundraising & Publicity Committee in May 2019. The purpose of this committee is to:

  • Provide ideas & instigate various activities to support a programme of raising funds for the church building renovations.
  • To organise & host events to raise the profile of the church & building to promote it as a community meeting point.
  • Encourage non church members to develop regular community activities utilising church facilities.
  • The committee also investigates and make applications to local & national community grants to progress funding.

The committee is also striving to improve communication for church members & the local community with the use of notice boards inside & outside of the church by providing visual aids. A thermometer is on the church entrance depicting how the building fund is progressing & a new notice board just inside the church entrance promotes regular & forthcoming events within the church.


In addition to this the committee ensures that news is up-to-date and use social media, the church has a Facebook page. We also utilise community networks and most importantly we have a Church website.

Update & progress on our church building fund

We have been busy in recent months not just by organising fundraising events but approaching organisations and submitting grant applications, some which have been successful. The following list is an acknowledgement and a big thankyou to those organisations who have supported our building fund.
As of January 2020 our Coffee Stop Donation Thermometer has reached £12k
Church Building Fund Thermometer has reached £ 74K Total £ 86k

2020
Emmerdale Fund £25k

2019
Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation £10k
Harewood Parish Council £5k
United Reformed Church Yorkshire Synod £3k

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