Plans for the new St Mary’s Handbridge Centre to replace the current Church Hall are ongoing. The application for Planning Permission will be submitted shortly and the current timetable, assuming that sufficient funds are raised, is for building to take place in the summer of 2017.
Members of St Mary’s congregation and from the wider community have been asked to pledge finanacial support, and are being asked to donate at their earliest convenience. If a tenth (£150,000) of the building costs can be raised in this way, it is felt that the church will be in a much stronger position to bid for further outside sources of funding, in addition to those already raised.
Pledge forms are available in church and cheques should be made payable to “St Mary’s PCC – re Handbridge Centre”. Alternatively, a new Standing Order form may be completed.
Payments should go to Chris Schofield, Treasurer, c/o Parish Office, St Mary Without – the - Walls, Overleigh Road, Chester CH4 7HL.