St Mary's Handbridge Centre



We are delighted to announce that St Mary’s Parochial Church Council has made the decision to go ahead with building the new St Mary’s Handbridge Centre, replacing the existing Church Hall.

The work is expected to start at the end of July 2017 and the build is estimated to take approximately 9 months.

The cost of building is £1.6 million and so far £1.1 million has been raised from grants, generous donations and fundraising by the church congregation and the Handbridge community. Other grants and donations are anticipated but this will still mean that there will be shortfall in the target of around £250,000.

To meet this anticipated shortfall, the PCC has had to take out a loan of £250,000, so we will have to continue with the fundraising efforts for the foreseeable future.

We are very grateful to all the individuals and groups who have already raised money for the new Centre through the events and activities that have been organized.

What will the new St Mary's Handbridge Centre offer to the community?

·         A large hall, accommodating up to 120 people
      ·         A fully equipped kitchen
      ·         Two community rooms
      ·         A dedicated outdoor play area for children
      ·         A servery and social area
      ·         A room for the Handbridge Medical Centre as part of their outreach provision
      ·         Full disabled access
      ·         Car parking

How can you help?
      ·         By making a donation. You can donate direct or via Just Giving:
·         By organizing a fundraising event
·         Cheques are payable to St Mary’s PCC Handbridge Centre
Need further information?
If you need further information about the Centre or wish to make a donation, please contact Ted Graham on 01244 679636 or email:
The Gift Aiding of donations makes a huge difference because it adds 25% to the amount given.
Raising the additional money is a real challenge.
If all the funds required are raised, the whole community will benefit from a wonderful new Centre for many years to come.
Gift Aid Declaration
Parochial Church Council of St Mary Without-the-Walls, Chester.
St Mary’s PCC Handbridge Centre Account
If you are a UK taxpayer and eligible to Gift Aid your donation, please complete the form below.  This will increase your gift by 25p for every £1 given (at current rate), at no extra cost to you or us.
Please treat as Gift Aid donations all qualifying gifts of money made from the date of this declaration. I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year it is my responsibility to pay any difference. 
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Please return this form with your donation to:
C/O St Mary’s Handbridge Centre
The Parish Office
St Mary’s With-out-the Walls
Overleigh road
Tel: 01244 671202
St Mary Without-the-Walls PCC, Chester, is a Charity Registered in England and Wales. No 1132533. 



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