room to grow
our core message to the community
Christ Church has served the community of Creekmoor for over 30 years but wants to be able to offer more!
We want a larger church building that will be used to provide for the needs of the local community in Creekmoor and help build community.
We asked the residents of Creekmoor what they thought were some of the needs of the area. This was their response:
Loneliness and isolation across all age group
Poor mental well-being (depression and dementia)
Age related conditions and lack of mobility
Lack of family support, split families and problems with teenagers
The aim of the community hub is to make Creekmoor an even better place to live and work by providing space for many additional activities and groups to help meet these needs. These include: A community room, parenting classes, dementia cafe, daily community cafe, after school clubs, and activities for the elderly, children and youth.
Christ Church currently serves the community by providing parent and toddler groups, a community cafe once a month, a drop in for the more mature amongst us, children and youth groups and activities.
Church Church also provide a space for external service providers to use the building for their provisions. Health visitors run a baby clinic so babies can be weighed and parents/carers find much needed support and information. The local girl guides also use the building for their groups and activities.
Over 50% of the 500 weekly visits are from community activities and it has now got to the stage were a bigger building is needed, as they are bursting at the seams.
The plan is to extend the Church building to include:
A Chapel for quiet and contemplation
A first floor meeting room with lift-access for Church and Community Groups.
A large separate area, suitable for cafe and extendable worship space.
A larger fully equipped kitchen, suitable for cafe and catering purposes.
With all these additional activities, our visits could double from 500 people per week to 1000 people per week!
OUR LOVELY NEW BUILDING!
Our building project has finally finished and we have an amazing new building to show you!
Unfortunately, we moved back in just as Covid 19 happened and we went straight into lockdown.
We have managed to go back to socially distanced services and small prayer meetings, but we can't wait for the day when we can show everyone this new building and use it to it's full potential.
Here are a few pictures of what it looks like now.
Please continue to pray for us, and that we can find the rest of the money to pay for this amazing project, especially in these hard times.
phase one is complete!
Particularly at this time we need to celebrate Good News.
We can celebrate a milestone in the life of Christ Church.
Over 10 years ago we started actively planning to extend our church building.
Finally, Phase 1 equipment – remaining Sound and Visual equipment - was installed.
Christ Church never stands still so the building will continue to evolve as the way God wants us to use the building becomes clearer.
The remaining Phase 2 equipment – replacement chairs, additional lighting and further kitchen equipment for the Café will only be purchased once funds are available.
Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed to this project in any way. It has been a massive journey where we have had to rely on God every step of the way.
The journey continues. There will be final bills for the building to be paid in 2021 and the loan to finish paying for the building will be with us for a number of years. Once we are able to open up our building fully, fundraising and community building opportunities can be created.
God has brought us this far. We celebrate this milestone and look forward to walking alongside Him as God uses us and our new building for the extension of His Kingdom.
May God bless you all.