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Redevelopment Project News - 17th December 2023

We have been praying for several months for the work of the diocesan property team and the selected builder for our redevelopment project in agreeing a price for the project that is within the budget authorised by the diocesan authorities. I am delighted to be able to tell you that an agreement was reached on Friday afternoon last week and so can say with confidence that our project will go ahead in the New Year. The agreed scope is that which I outlined in my presentation on St Luke’s Day. The diocesan legal team will be signing a letter of intent and drawing up the contract next week, and I am told that we should expect to see builders on site in February.

Early in the project I wrote a prayer, which I modify for today:

Father, we thank your that your love for us never ends and your mercy never ceases. You call us to share this good news with our neighbours. We thank you for the vision to develop our site at St Luke’s to provide a welcoming place for young families through a Christian Early Learning Centre, and for other opportunities to grow an intergenerational worshipping community. We give thanks for the wisdom of all those involved in the design and planning of the facilities, which has brought us to this stage. Give us all the assurance that it is through you, the God of heaven, that our endeavours will be successful. We ask this through your son, Jesus Christ who taught us that we ought to build on the firm foundation that is faith in you. Amen


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