After taking stock of our buildings during a recent survey
and assessing their usefulness in the light of an ambitious
vision for the future life of the congregation and its relationship
with the community we recognised that improvements
would allow for more progressive and appropriate community
outreach and involvement.
The buildings surrounding the sanctuary have not been
modernised or updated for a considerable number of years.
The layout of rooms and corridors do not allow for the
flexibility required for multifunction use. Nor do they create
the sense of welcome and comfort that allows for an
uplifting experience for regular participants and visitors.
Improvements in our accommodation alongside a focus on‘service to the community’ would allow us to offer a more
appropriate response to the needs of our local community.
Assessing the local needs of our community Mannofield
Church recognised its responsibility to foster a stronger
sense of community focus and the following outcomes
Improved facilities for all generations using the church for
worship and other activities that provide greater comfort
Greater interaction with the local community through
increased activities and events geared towards support for
Creation of a hub for young people to use as a meeting
place that allows them to feel safe and valued.
A facility that is used by parents with young children who
benefit from an opportunity to meet together and which is
open during working hours.
A centre for the elderly situated at the heart of a community
which is easily accessed and which provides a meeting
place for fellowship and supportive contact with others.
A community facility out of which partner agencies can
provide care provision to clients locally.