As you may have noticed work began in June on the refurbishment of the Church Hall. During the first few weeks good progress has been made and the project so far is on schedule.

This project costing up to £450,000 has been made possible by the sale of church assets and the generosity of a number of funding organisations including Leeds Community Foundation (Jimbo’s Fund); The Flair Foundation; The National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund; Garfield Weston; Allchurches Trust; WREN FCC Community Action Fund; The Rank Foundation; The George A Moore Foundation; Veolia Environmental Trust and Sir George Martin Trust. We are extremely grateful to all of our benefactors.

On Sunday mornings the congregation has been enjoying coffee at the Brown Cow where we are being well looked after by Ian the manager and his very helpful and friendly staff. It has been wonderful to see so many parishioners using this facility and continuing the normal Sunday morning routine whilst the Hall is closed. Other Hall users are also using it during the week and are being equally well looked after.

During the work on the building, the Hall car park is out of bounds to all but the site vehicles and residents of the cottage and Ivy House, so please refrain from parking in there even on Sunday mornings.

The work should be completed by the end of October 2018 so we are hoping to be back in shortly afterwards. It is likely that the official re-opening and dedication ceremony will be held in early 2019. Details on this will follow in due course.

If you wish to know any further information about the project please visit our Redevelopment Project page. If you’d rather speak to someone please give us a call on 0113 3456 870, or send an email to [email protected].

If you would like to donate to the project, donation forms are available in church or you can see how to donate online.