3rd December 2018

Update from Sam Lewis (Project Manager) about Vineyard House Phase II - getting the keys, appointing architects and creating a fundraising strategy.

On Monday 10th of December we get the keys to Vineyard House! Join us that evening as we gather at Vineyard House to celebrate and to pray together. More details here.

Reaching this big milestone of purchasing Vineyard House is a huge step towards the task we believe God has given us: to buy; to repair and to redeem this building, and for it to become a place of worship, compassion, and fellowship.

Prayer is also at the heart of the vision for Vineyard House, and we’ll be looking to establish a prayer room in Vineyard House from February, once we have done some essential work to get the building ready.

Whilst initially we will only be able to use Vineyard House in part - as well as establishing a prayer room, we hope to move the church office into the building in the summer of 2019.

We are currently in the process of appointing an architect who will help us develop plans for Vineyard House, and we hope to be in a position to apply for planning approval around April 2019.

Planning consent will enable us to redevelop Vineyard House. We estimate that this likely to cost in the region of £600,000 for the main building. We hope to be able to apply for Grant Funding for much of this and Cath is currently working on identifying the different grants that are available.

The fundraising strategy is shaping up well, Cath is talking to possible funders and mapping out the timings of when to apply for funds. The income to renovate the building will come from grant giving organisations and individuals who share our vision for seeing transformation in people’s lives. It will be an exciting journey for all who commit to the project and help us move to a point where the building is open for God’s work.

A massive thank you to everyone who has been part of the journey so far. If you have any questions or would like to find out more about Vineyard House please do get in touch, we’d love to hear from you. You can email us here.

Psalm 90 V 17: “May the favour of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us – yes, establish the work of our hands” (NIV)

Sam Lewis