Project Ark2018-08-07T11:01:07+00:00

An exciting Project Ark fundraiser: The Three Peaks Challenge

As part of our endeavour towards raising funds for our new hall, we have taken up the challenge of climbing the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales in 48 hours. These are Scafell Pike (978m), Ben Nevis (1,345m) and Snowdown (1,085m).

meet the climbers

The current Church Hall has been long-standing for over a century, serving both the church and the local community. The need for more space and facilities has become vital to accommodate our ever growing community; particularly the youth. This idea was first brought forward by the late Fr. Mikhail Salama where he envisioned a new hall with new facilities that would primarily serve our congregation and also the local community. He called this new hall our ‘Ark‘ hence the name of this project.

The current Church Hall has been long-standing for over a century, serving both the church and the local community. The need for more space and facilities has become vital to accommodate our ever growing community; particularly the youth. This idea was first brought forward by the late Fr. Mikhail Salama where he envisioned a new hall with new facilities that would primarily serve our congregation and also the local community. He called this new hall our ‘Ark‘ hence the name of this project.

State of the art classrooms and meeting rooms

The need for more secure spaces which can offer a more enhanced learning experience, is key within the Church today. As planned in the new hall, designated Sunday School classrooms with the facilities for integrated multimedia systems, will truly inspire greater concentration and focus within classes, so we can help our children grow and bring out the best in them and for their lives. We can help them develop into more mature adults and encourage them to become more creative and productive in the way they approach personal issues, thus resulting in our children having faith in themselves to become strong and confident individuals.

State of the art sports facilities

Aimed not just at the Church congregation but also at the local community, facilities offered by the new hall such as the games room, indoor and outdoor sports areas and a fully operational nursery, can encourage a wider community to utilise the new facilities. Not only will this allow financial benefit to the Church, but it will also encourage members of the Church congregation to get involved with more services that might arise, as the community moves forward to continuously develop and thrive.

State of the art sports facilities

Aimed not just at the Church congregation but also at the local community, facilities offered by the new hall such as the games room, indoor and outdoor sports areas and a fully operational nursery, can encourage a wider community to utilise the new facilities. Not only will this allow financial benefit to the Church, but it will also encourage members of the Church congregation to get involved with more services that might arise, as the community moves forward to continuously develop and thrive.

Bringing the community together

The need for a new hall is not just about something looking good or a building being re-designed, but a church hall is what helps build a community, it is what helps engage members of the Church outside of the liturgical services and creates this sense of family and oneness. Thus, by enhancing the facilities and improving the functionalities and resources provided for this Church community, it is without a doubt that the congregation will grow stronger and more involved for generations to come.

Our new hall design

Project Ark will cost approximately £2.4 million, therefore we would like to utilise bank lending as it’s not possible to pay this in one go. To satisfy bank requirements, we need to provide a regular income of £10,000 per month in the form of standing orders.

How much we’ve raised:

£664k

We’re aiming to raise £1,000,000 to satisfy bank requirements

Current no. of standing orders per month*

93

*each standing order is worth £100

Demolition of the old hall
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To help us receive bank lending, you can help us by setting up a standing order in one of two ways:

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