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The Redevelopment Scheme...

What is the scheme?

The redevelopment scheme was launched to improve facilities and access at the church into the 21st century.

As part of the scheme the old church building has been demolished and the site is now used as a car park.

The existing Sunday school building, which has been used as the church for a number of years, has been upgraded.

A new ramped entrance and porch has been created along with storage space and a disabled toilet. The building has been redecorated, the main part carpeted and a loop system installed for those with hearing difficulties.

Why was the old building demolished?

The coal mines came to Blackwell bringing with them the needs of a local community.

This church has now served the village community for over 120 years.

But the large Victorian building was completely out of date and unsuited both for worship in the 21st century and for communal activities.

Over the years it had been badly affected by subsidence caused by the local coal mine which is now defunct.

Why this appeal?

There was a need to undertake major refurbishment of the present Sunday School building for use as a church and community building more suited to the 21st century.

There was also the need to suit present day needs and requirements in a way that our old Victorian building was not fitted to serve the present day.

Work Objectives included

 

THE APPEAL TARGET WAS 40,000

A lot of the money has already been raised for the scheme through local fund raising efforts but support continues to be needed for this and further projects including upgrading the car park.

How can I help?

Firstly we would ask you for your prayers for our redevelopment scheme.

Secondly there are a number of ways you can help financially.

If you are a taxpayer, if you give us authorisation the church can gain one third extra on you donation at no extra cost to you:

If you would like to help please print out this form and return it to us at the address below or e-mail for more information.

Name...................................................

Address................................................

...........................................................

.........................Postcode......................

Tel No...................................................

q I enclose a cheque for ................ made payable to Blackwell Methodist Church*

q I am prepared to pledge a total of ................ during the next 1-4 years towards the redevelopment scheme. *

q I am a taxpayer and would like Blackwell Methodist Church to reclaim the tax on my gift*

* please tick as appropriate

Please return to:

Mrs Hilary Patrick,
3, Primrose Hill,
Blackwell,
Alfreton,
Derbyshire DE55 5JE

Thank you for your support.


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