As a church, we are engaged in the process of building for the future. This process is multi-faceted; the way we are growing as individuals, how we look outwards to the needs of the whole community, and quite literally as we maintain and improve our buildings.
As far as this third aspect is concerned, we have made good progress. The generous donations received so far have enabled us to undertake this journey, but we still have a little way to go with our fundraising in order to equip the reordered building (see Vicar's letter below).
Building for the Future Update
Dear Friends and members of Christ Church,
Work to reorder the Church building to make it suitable for the 21st Century and the growth for which we are planning and praying is now complete. The scope of the work involved the removal of three rows of pews from the front of the Nave, to create some flexible space, and three individual pews from the rear to create space for a toilet. The remainder of the scheme has provided a small 'brew area', level floors permitting wider access to the building by wheelchair users, a screened area at the rear of the Church creating a small meeting area cum Creche facility during worship plus a new, more flexible and environmentally friendly heating system. Recent visitors to Church have said that the project has greatly enhanced the building - 'transformed' is a word often used - without causing it to lose any of its traditional 'feel' or charm which means that we have achieved our objective.
We are immensely grateful to all those who have contributed to the Fund enabling us to reach this point.
CHRIST CHURCH ECCLESTON PCC - Registered Charity #1128365