The Appeal - Equipping St. Mary’s for the 21st Century
After consulting with the congregation and the community, the St Mary’s church family set about an ambitious plan to raise £475,000 in 2017. The plans included improving access for those in wheelchairs or with buggies, repairs to the organ, reordering the front of the church to create a more flexible worship space, and installing a kitchen fit for purpose.
Our hope was that by making these changes and equipping St Mary’s for the 21st century, more people would be able to use the church within the community, and our ability to outreach and serve our neighbours would increase dramatically. In addition the needs of modern day worship are constantly evolving and it’s vital that our ability to offer a range of styles and services keeps pace.
Prayer for the day
“When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’””