Investing in the next 50+ years of serving and mission in the parish
Many have found a welcoming home at Westwood Church through the serving and mission of the church community over the last half century, but the building itself is in disrepair. The toilet facilities are dilapidated, having been slowly deteriorating for years, the disabled toilet in particular is not even fit-for-use, and the whole entrance area is dim and unwelcoming. In effect, the building says the opposite to visitors and the community to the generous and welcoming heart of the congregation. What started as appeal to redo the toilets has therefore grown to a vision to fit the physical building of the church for the ongoing service to the community and sharing of the Good News about Jesus of the church community.
In order to refit the toilets to a high standard (giving extra consideration to the needs of those with disabilities or young children) and open up the interior (by installing a prominent roof light, removing unnecessary doors and instead placing glass doors at the entrance) we need to raise £100,000.
So far, the generosity of the congregation has raised over £36,000. As we celebrate this provision, we also feel that God is guiding us to something bigger. Rather than applying to grant-making bodies or going back to the congregation, we feel He is calling us to give everyone who has benefited from Westwood Church in the past 50+ years an opportunity to invest in the next 50+ years of the church by giving to these works. You can download David’s open letter to all Westwood alumni here and you also find information about how to reconnect with us here.
Three Ways to Give
If you wish to give a donation towards the project you can either give via BACS, online or by cheque.
Name: Westwood Church PCC Bank: Co-operative Bank
Sort Code: 08-92-99
Account no: 65399095
Please add the reference ‘Building Project’.
At our give.net page: www.give.net/westwoodbuildingproject
Please make any cheques payable to ‘Westwood Church PCC’ and write ‘Building Project’ on the back of the cheque, so we know what to set it aside for, and send it to: Westwood Church Office, 45 Westwood Heath Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV4 8GN.
If you are a UK Taxpayer and would like your gift to be subject to Gift Aid, please email the church office and we will send you a Gift Aid form to complete. Our email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Plans in Pictures
The following images have been produced by a volunteer in the congregation to illustrate how the plans will look and feel.