Building Development Project
The Story So Far…
Our toilets have been slowly deteriorating for years. In 2016, we decided that the time had come to rectify the problem. We launched our toilet appeal with the idea of updating and replacing our failing facilities. We raised over £15,000, thanks to our family’s overwhelming generosity.
Our initial hope that Balfour Beatty (currently hard at work on the Warwick University campus) would be able to take on the project proved not to be an option. Whilst this was unexpected, it allowed us space to dream bigger than simply renovating the toilets.
Towards the end of 2017, we started working with Mayway Construction Ltd. They are a local, Christian building company with years of experience of working with churches. They have put together a comprehensive plan that reimagines the entirety of the toilets, entrance way and welcome area. The display board in the welcome area shows extracts from their plans along with digital constructions of what they could look like when brought to life.
The scope of the proposed building development is significantly beyond what we imagined back in 2016. We need to raise £100,000 for this new plan.
We feel that God is calling us to abundance, and we are trusting Him for provision as we move forwards. We are hugely looking forward to working with Acorn Fundraising in the months to come to raise the money required. Money is already beginning to come in for this work – we currently have a further £10,000 pledged towards the improvements to our building.
We are expecting that the bulk of the funding will come from outside our immediate family. However, if you missed the opportunity to give during our original toilet appeal, please contact the office (email@example.com) to talk about joining in with this work.
In September last year, we created a timeline of all those sent out by Westwood over the years. We are a family who consistently gives away the blessing we receive from God. We are blessed to be a blessing.
As we send people out, we have realised that there is a need to maintain family ties with those who go. Westwood is committed to whole-life discipleship in way that is not necessarily reflected in other local churches in the UK and across the world.
We want to rebuild community with those who are no longer part of the immediate Westwood family, and further invite people back and offer them any support, training and equipping we can provide. Our heart is to equip people to be missional disciples in all spheres of life – at home, in business, politics, science, education, the arts, and beyond. The whole of the world is crying out for disciples who will bring Kingdom transformation.
We are in the very early stages of planning a reunion event in the summer for the countless Warwick alumni who have been part of this church since the university was founded over 50 years ago. We want to gather as family and hear the stories of what God has been doing in the lives of all those who have moved on from here. We will also share the vision of what we feel God is calling us to in the decades to come and invite people into that journey.
Who do you know who might love an invitation to come back? We would love it if you could help us build a database of Westwood alumni, regardless of whether they left one year ago or seventy. Acorn Fundraising are building this database on our behalf, so any names and contact details need to go to them in any of the following ways:
- Give a physical list to Chernise, Jonathan or Mirabelle in person or by post (c/o the church office)
- Send an email with any information to Jonathan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Use this Google Form
We are hugely excited about this step in the journey of faith God is leading us on. We are trusting Him in this adventure, and we know that the journey is always more fun with family!