The Space Project
Our church is growing and so we are looking to extend our ministry and service to our local community which we have served since 1853. Our buildings are in desperate need of repair and renewal and we need more space. We are planning to replace the existing Warwick Road Hall (over 60 years old!) and in so doing integrate the replacement hall and additional rooms with the church which will also be refurbished. This will equip many of our ministries with much needed extra rooms and provide a community space serving the diversity of our church and parish.
We are working with JBKS architects who proposed our plans, which were enthusiastically endorsed by the Church family. We so far have raised over £1,000,000. Completing our Design work, we held a public display of our plans which were well received. These remain in church building at Warwick Road on display. Cherwell District Council and Oxford Diocese have both approved our plans. Now, we need to make significant inroads into raising the funds… All the while inflation in the construction industry is making the challenge of raising sufficient funds for this project ever greater.
When our church was founded in 1853, it was to serve the poor in the parish in Neithrop. The great and good of Banbury responded strongly to the need expressed by the town’s Vicar at the time. We pray that similar support and appreciation of our ministry in the town will also be shown again today, for the need has not changed.
We know that God is faithful and so are trusting him to equip us with the finances that we need to build up this Church. We want to press ahead creating facilities which will help us in our mission to call everyone into a living relationship with Jesus in the Kingdom of God.
Our goal is to build facilities that are honouring to God, but also effective and available for promoting the good news of our Lord Jesus. In the meantime, we continue to pray for opportunities to proclaim Christ through this process. We also pray for our growth as a church - that we might continue to extend our ministry into our local community, which suffers from multiple types of social deprivation.
Our latest brochure is available here. A response form is available here too if you would like to support us.
If you would like to support the project financially, you can give in many different ways:
Regular giving via standing order (contact the church office if you would like a form)
In person on Sundays or via the church office
Give online via Give.net
Following the link will take you to the Give.net page for St Paul’s Church. Gifts are securely processed from any debit or credit cards and can be designated for Gift Aid. If you wish, you can give anonymously this way. Your transaction will be credited to Stewardship who are the operating charity for Give.net and then forwarded on to us.