St Martin’s is known as a welcoming church, and we have a vision to build on that in a big way. The Covid pandemic has encouraged us to focus on what matters to the people in our community. We want to respond by improving our facilities and Widening Our Welcome . . .

We are Widening Our Welcome by:

  • responding to the needs of our Parish community of 10,000 people – including children and families, and those disadvantaged by loneliness, disability, hunger, poverty, and the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic;

  • making the church building warm and inviting, and improving disabled facilities.

Will you help us to achieve our vision?

We have a fundraising target of £100,000.

The Worcester Diocese Kingdom People vision speaks of healthy churches and their members being ready to engage with and serve their communities. That’s our vision too!

The building projects are in phases, according to the most urgent needs.

 

Phase 1 - Lower Vestry Level

We are opening up the undercroft of the church for use by disabled people, including level access through two external doors, and a disabled toilet with baby changing facilities. The totally refurbished Lower Vestry provides a meeting room for 50 people, including dining space and a fully fitted kitchen.

We took the opportunity to start this work while the use of the church was limited during lockdown, and the Vestry refurbishment is now complete.

 

WOW news!

Our grateful thanks to the National Lottery for agreeing to fund our new toilet facilities with a grant of £10,000 from its Community Fund. Work can now start on this part of our project - WOW!

Phase 2 - Main Church Level

We aim to improve the facilities serving the main church (upper level), to make it more welcoming and comfortable, not only for services, but also for its many other uses, including children’s activities, concerts, school visits, and social events. The most urgent part of this phase is to enlarge and improve the toilet facilities, including a larger toilet for disabled use (the current cubicle doesn’t meet modern standards).

Further works will be announced as we progress. New and emerging community needs will be a continuing challenge in a changing environment, and we want to be ready to address them.

Will you help us to achieve our vision?

 

Meanwhile, we want to progress the building works as soon as possible, so please help us now if you can. All contributions to our WOW Projects Fund will be gratefully received.

 

Please add Gift Aid if you are eligible.

Thank you!
 

 

(01905) 358 083

Registered Charity No. 1128519

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