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Development Update August 2015
Mannofield Church Heart of the Community Project
Work on the refurbishment of our buildings should start by 1 October. This excludes the new build community café extension.
The generosity and enthusiasm for this project has been astonishing and fund raising has reached around £1.2 million. It is anticipated that the cost of the contract will be around £1.4m as unexpected but essential repairs to the roof and steeple were identified by our Conservation Architect with an approximate cost of £220,000
The decision to start is taken on the back of the offer of financial help from The Church of Scotland General Trustees who have offered a loan, should we need it, to meet any shortfall as we continue to fundraise towards the total required. However through a direct appeal to members by way of a Gift Sunday on 13 September and ongoing fundraising, we hope to be in a position where such a loan will be unnecessary
It is our vision to see Mannofield at the heart of the Community. Our intention is to use the gift of our building and its situation to make our church a ‘centre of care’ for the whole community and all generations. With the help and support of many individuals, trusts and funds, we are very close to realising this vision.