Inside the church the works are progressing well. The kitchen is being installed, the church has been painted and the rooms in the former organ room constructed.
Creating Space to Transform Lives
Transform is the building project to create much needed space and buildings that facilitate the thriving ministry of HT.
Over the last 12 months the builders have been hard at work and in the autumn the family of HT will be returning to the newly refurbished and expanded facilities.
There will be a new four-storey building, improved circulation routes, a flexible, warm and comfortable church, disabled access, and an additional kitchen to cater for over 200 people.
The scaffolding has been removed to the first floor level and the crane removed. The copper has been treated so it will stay a warm metal colour rather than turning green with exposure. On the side of the building, the glass has been fitted and most of the rooms have been plastered.
A welcoming church building
Transform will provide facilities that are welcoming and inviting and help everyone to feel comfortable when they come into HT.
The main body of the church will be bright, flexible and easy to use. There will be a new entrance providing an attractive and clearly visible entrance into the church. There will be good circulation routes, making it easy for people to move around and chat after services and events. The flexibility in the church will help everyone feel comfortable in the building whatever the event, a Sunday service or an Alpha supper, a 20s and 30s evening or a Children's Church social.
After eight years of consultation, giving, planning, and now 12 months of delivery we’re now very close to having realised the vision of Transform, that is ‘Creating Space to Transform Lives that change the world’.
Above is a video tour of the progress that had been made on site at the start of May. See behind the railings to the works inside the church and the new four-storey building.
Thank you to everyone who has supported and continues to support the project. The Transform Project is a wonderful story of generosity.
Thank you to the family of HT who have given the majority of the £3.7m raised for the project.
We would also like to thank all the grant-making trusts who have supported the vision behind Transform.
How to support Transform
Thank you to everyone who has been praying for the project. Prayer support for the final months is really appreciated.
On the last Thursday of each month there is a short prayer meeting for the project.
The generosity of the financial support for Transform has been amazing. There is still the opportunity to give towards the project and every gift makes a real difference to what can be done. Please see below for information about the main giving methods.
To make a bank transfer, please use the details below and ensure that 'Transform' and your name is included as a reference. To add to your gift, please consider completing a Gift Aid form (see the final tab) if you are eligible, as this allows us to claim an additional 25% of the value of your gift from HMRC.
To make a donation by cheque, please make payable to 'Transform’ and return to the Finance Officer along with your contact details.
If you pay UK tax (Income or Capital Gains Tax) and would like us to be able to claim back the basic rate tax, please fill in, sign and return to us (at the address below) aGift Aid declaration. The benefit to HT is that it can recover the basic rate of income tax, currently 25p for each pound given. (If you pay higher rate tax, you may recover this through your own tax return.)