Faith for the Future
The Parochial Church Council is committed to planning for the future of the mission and worship of the Church in Churchstoke.
We are grateful for our church building and for all those in the past who have maintained and re-ordered (updated) it to make it fit for purpose for their generation.
We believe that now is God’s time for us to do the same for the present generation and those in the future.
We are proposing to introduce a new heating system, toilets, which will be incorporated into a new entrance lobby, and a new sound and vision system.
Following our community consultation over the last two years we also wish to develop the back of the church into a space for meetings etc. which could be used by community groups. We believe there is scope for this to complement the Village Hall. We would also like to make more space at the front and sides of the church to make possible greater variety in worship and the staging of concerts and art exhibitions etc.
Our Community Questionnaire in 2017, which went into 400 homes and produced a 15% response, demonstrated very strong support for the project as follows:
I agree there is a need for a warm welcoming church with all facilities – 91%
I agree there is a need for a meeting room with catering and toilet facilities. 78%
I agree there is a need for a worship/conference area with quality sound and vision 76%
We held a Community Meeting in July 2017 which was open to all. After a presentation of the proposed project by Revd Carol people were able to make comments and ask questions.
We now have detailed architect’s plans. See below.
For more information please contact: Revd Carol Whittock, Mission Priest of Churchstoke 01588 620693
These pictures are the interior of our church building now
These are the drawings and plans for the future
We are delighted to have been awarded the following grants:
The Allchurches Trust £3,000
The Beatrice Laing Trust £2,500 (conditional on other funding being obtained)
Garfield Weston Foundation £20,000
National Churches Trust Cornerstone Grant £10,000 (towards cost of toilets & kitchen extension)
Powys Welsh Church Act Fund £3,000 (towards cost of dais and floor repair)