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Heart of the Community Update – August 2016

 Thanks to the amazing £565,000 response to the Heart of the Community Gift Day in May, work is now underway on the next phase of the St Michael’s Centre as well as improvements to the church and Old School Rooms.

 – Our architects have re-designed the proposed toilet extension to the old church and we are seeking planning approval for the new design, which is slightly smaller .

 – The main entrance lobby and toilets in the Old School Rooms will be refurbished, including new flooring.

 – Work on the mechanical and electrical infrastructure for Phase 3 of the St Michael’s Centre will begin in September, with the installation of most of the underfloor heating, cabling and utilities to the arched barns area and the balcony.

This will enable phased completion of the various rooms as further funds become available.

We are also delighted that we will be able to repay the first Charities Aid Foundation loan of £150,000 in December.

A tenth of all money donated by members of St Michael’s is being used to support building and development projects undertaken by our mission partners in the UK and overseas and will be allocated by the Mission Action Group.

 Thank you to everyone who is supporting the HOTC project through prayer, regular giving and one-off gifts.


Heart of the Community Update

Latest HOTC Gift Day update…£565k including Gift Aid !

We continue to give thanks to God for His incredible provision through His people.  At the meeting of the SMCC Trustees on 6thJune, it was decided that the funds should be allocated as follows:

£56k –  10% Mission Tithe.

£136k – Repayment of the first element (capital) of the CAF loan (4% loan).

£75k  – Church improvements and toilets.

£298k –  Mechanical & Electrical infrastructural work on new centre, plus installation of the new lift to enable access from Old School Rooms.

The other amazing news is that we have managed to secure the continuation of the VAT Zero-rating status for this next phase of the construction, for which we give more thanks!   Thank you Lord for your sovereignty.


Prayer Breakfast

This Friday 24th June, we have our monthly prayer breakfast for the Heart of the Community Project. Come along to the Old School Rooms at 6.30am, where we will worship and pray together. This will be followed by a light breakfast at 7.30am.

What a great way to start your Friday!



Phoenix Recorder Orchestra Concert

We’re  looking forward to welcoming the Phoenix Recorder Orchestra to the St Michael’s Centre Auditorium! They’ll be here on Saturday 25th June at 7.30pm for their summer concert. Complete with local recorder students, the concert is in support of the Heart of the Community.

Tickets are £8 and can be bought on the door, or in advance by emailing or calling Val on 0117 9655967