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Saint Johns Methodist Church


Property Planning

Property Planning          God please show me


Update on St John's Property Planning August 2017

Those of you at worship over the next few weeks will know that we have a Viscount demo organ installed for us to try out. We (Bev, Jenny our organist, the stewards) are interested in your feedback about it. The organ will be leaving again on 14th November so take the opportunity to come and listen, either at worship on the Sundays of 5th and 12th November or during the week of 6th-10th November when Jenny will be playing from 1-2pm every day as part of our art exhibition.

Thank you to everyone who gave at the Organ Fund Gift Day in October. The Gift Day itself has raised 7,115.32 to date, which is increased by a further 1,384.96 from gift aided donations. Thank you so much to everyone who gave so very generously.

Adding this in to the funds raised already via fund-raising and giving we stand (at the end of October) at 14,569.64 (not including gift aid reclaim or a very generous donation of 10,000 made some time ago before the organ fund came into existence, some of which could be used for the organ if required.) We already have two successful grant applications from the Circuit and District (of up to 3,800 each, 10% of the total cost) and we have another three for which we are awaiting a response (Gwynt y Mor Wind Farm Fund, the Town Council and Methodist Connexion.) Members of the church have other fund-raising ideas in plan so keep an eye out for how you can support those. Or come up with others of your own!

We are well on the way to raising the necessary funds for our new organ. Thank you for your continued focus and commitment to the quality of worship in our church.

Meanwhile, we are continuing to work on plans for the hub development to connect the hall to the church and provide improved welcome, hospitality and access to the sanctuary. We have had a slight set-back - our architect is having to withdraw due to plans to retire. However, he has given up plenty of warning of this and we are in the process of seeking out a new architect with whom we can see the project through should it come to fruition. Please pray for the group leading this phase of the project. It is fundamental to our future as a church connected to the wider community.
Thank you
Rev Bev