Repairs and Redevelopment

Phase Two.

The tower has been removed; the toilets and disabled facilities are completed; the servery is in use; and the building work on the kitchen is finished and it is completely furnished.

These new facilities are a huge improvement and will benefit the many people who use the premises. Without the many grants we have received this renovation would not have been possible. We are most grateful to the trusts who have so generously supported our work:

  • Hadrian Trust
  • Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust
  • William Leech Charity
  • The Rothley Trust
  • Marks and Spencer
  • The J.H. Burn Charity Trust
  • R.W. Mann Trust
  • The Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation
  • The Joicey Trust
  • The Laing Foundation
  • The Rank Trust
  • Norwood Settlement
  • Sir James Knott Trust
  • Garfield Weston Foundation
  • All Churches Trust
  • Newcastle City Council

Employees of Sintons painting the lower hall

Following the demolition of the tower and the many workmen in the building the premises were in need of a makeover. Members and friends rolled up their sleeves and cleaned and painted stairways and rooms. Employees of Sintons Solicitors, whose policy is to do some charitable work each year, have joined us and worked hard to decorate the lower hall.

Employees of Sintons enjoying a cuppa

New flooring has been laid in the hall, corridors and on the stairs. Blinds have been fitted to all windows and exterior paintwork done. We are grateful to Newcastle City Council for their grant for the flooring; Sintons Solicitors for painting all exterior metal fences and gates; David Smith, Whitley Bay, for painting outside windows; and Apex Blinds for fitting blinds and supporting us with their generosity.

Volunteer decorators in the hall

Refurbished toilet facilities

Now that this phase of the work is complete we plan to improve access to the front of the church. Your prayers and support for this on-going project are greatly appreciated.

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