About Building for the Future

Unlocking God’s Blessing for the Future

The Building for the Future project is about unlocking the potential for God’s life-changing blessing in our community. After years of prayerful planning, the time is right for St John’s to grasp this opportunity to build a wonderful new Church Centre facility that will make the very best of our excellent town centre location.

St John’s is a magnificent Georgian Church and an inspiring venue for worship, and we will keep it that way. But the old Church Centre is too small and no longer fit for purpose. The new Church Centre will significantly improve facilities for our Church Family on Sundays, especially the children, but will also create the room for growth we desperately need for strengthening the many ministries that bless our community through the week. The plans for the new Centre are outstanding, not only because of the facilities it will provide but also in the way it will link with the Church.

Building a new Church Centre for St John’s will involve the whole Church Family together doing whatever it takes to realise the vision. We have had the blessing of securing planning permission. The challenge now is to raise around £3m funds that will enable us to see this building completed. It sounds daunting but with our eyes fixed on Christ we know it can be done.

We would like to ask every member of the St John’s Church Family to review these pages and prayerfully consider the sacrificial financial commitment you could make to support this exciting opportunity for our Church. For most of us this may be a commitment spread over the next 5 years, but the benefit to our Church and community will serve as a legacy for generations to come. Our hope and prayer is that we will all sense the Lord’s leadership as we step out in faith together on this journey. The response of the Church Family is the key factor in determining when we can go ahead with the building.

Would you pray with us that we could reach the target and as you consider your own response be encouraged with these words of King David:

Wealth and honour come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name. But who am I, and
who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand. 1 Chronicles 29 v 12-14