What is happening at the moment?
December 2018 / January 2019 - Currently the planning documents are being worked on by the architects and the Next Steps team ready for initial discussions with Huntingdonshire District Council and the Baptist Union, prior to full applications being submitted.
All members of the church family have been written to for them to consider how they can support the project both financially and non- financially. Deadline for responses is mid January. Fundraising has also already started.
When will the building work commence?
Once planning permissions have been obtained, and the Finance Team decide the time is right, and the NS Team and Deacons agree, then, there will be a final proposal put to members asking whether they give approval to apply for a BU loan to finance the balance of the project costs, and to instruct the chosen contractors to commence the main build. The actual start date on site will then depend on the availability of the chosen contractor.
How will the church activities function during the period of building work?
Firstly, we hope to retain use of the church hall throughout the period of refurbishment. We also hope to minimise the amount of time that we are not able to use the main church building. We will explore possibilities of where we can hold regular Sunday services once we know just when the work will be carried out and how long it will take. The aim will be to keep as close to the church site as we can.