vision21 logo

Our vision is of a welcoming and inclusive worshipping community, which serves the wider community and especially those in greatest need. A building project is part of how this vision can be realised.

The Vision21 project developed out of the identified need and demand to complete urgent building repairs with substantial renovation and improvement.  As well as safeguarding the site's heritage it is our desire to encourage the wider community to take advantage of the excellent fellowship and activities on offer at Broad Street Methodist Church.

We were delighted to receive grant aid of £68,000 from English Heritage Lottery towards high level repairs to the roof, stonework and making safe the rainwater disposal. This work, phase 1 of our project, was completed in 2013.  Repairs to the lower level stonework and brickwork on the church were then carried out. 

We have now completed a major renovation of the church interior and created a fully accessible side entrance.  Glass doors at the front of the church allow passers-by to see the new interior as well as the activities inside.  We have a new church lounge with drinks preparation and welfare 'pod', a new central heating system and folding glass screen that leads into the body of the church.  With its flexible, bright space, comfortable chairs and new audio visual system we genuinely now have the comfortable and inviting worship area we envisioned at the start of this project. 

The £601,750 cost has been met through reserves, donations from members and former members, grants and fund raising events.  We are now extending our fund raising efforts to finance the repair and renewal work on the hall and ancillary rooms to ensure they too are fit for our work and mission today.  

We are extremely grateful for all the hard work and generous response to our appeal - without it we would not have been able to reach this far.  We are now taking another 'leap of faith' and hope that you share our vision and can make a contribution towards the next phase. 

 

Latest News
10/04/2020 Message from Rev Frances

An amazing week as we read about Resurrection, the return of Jesus being seen again by the disciple...view story

09/04/2020 Message from Rev Alan
Rev Alan sends Easter greetings and Reflections for Holy Week.  view story
08/04/2020 Junior Church

'You may not be able to see them but Jun...view story

08/04/2020 Holy Week at Methodist Central Hall

Methodist Central Hall have provided details of their Good Friday service being broadcast on BBC local radio stations...view story

08/04/2020 Message from Deirdre

In all our turmoil of moving to Norfolk,...view story



Events
25/03/2020 A Point of View

Log on to the BBC Radio 4 Sounds.  A P...view story

28/03/2020 Live Streamed Services

There are live streamed prayers and worship every day from Wesley's Chapel. They are available on their YouTube chann...view story

29/03/2020 Storms don't last forever

'Storms don't last forever'. What will ...view story

24/10/2020 Military Wives Choir
Concert by the Coningsby Military Wives Choir.  Save the date NOW! Details later....view story