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, find more info at https://www.adl-usa.com/.

Our new hall design

Basement Basement Floor Plan Religious Book Shop & Church Supplies Caretaker Office / workshop Store Loaf Preparation (Bethlehem) Boilers, Services & Pumps Room Stairs & Lift Main Furniture Store Store Main Church Ground Floor Ground Floor Plan Main Church Outdoor Play Area Store Stairs & Lift Nursery Multi-purpose Main Hall Kitchen Stairs First Floor First Floor Plan Main Church Store Stairs & Lift Multi-purpose Main Hall (continued from ground floor) Sunday school classroom Stairs Priest office / Confession / Social mediation room Council office / Meeting room / Reference Library Second Floor Second Floor Plan Main Church Store Stairs & Lift Sunday school classroom Stairs Sunday school classroom Sunday school classroom Sunday school classroom Sunday school classroom Sunday school classroom Sunday school classroom Sunday school classroom Sunday school classroom

Project Ark will cost approximately £3.6 million.
Here’s our financial position:

£2,989,500

How can you help us

We need to raise £335,000 by November 2021 for construction to continue. Please help us by donating below: