Due to extensive use of the Old Church Building we are now in the process of Fundraising for the new kitchen extension and provision of disabled toilet facilities. The building, which is Grade II listed dating back to 1861, is in need of modernisation to upgrade the kitchen facilities and refurbish the existing toilet block to provide a fully accessible WC for disabled users.
The total cost of the build is £128,820 (£107,350 before VAT). Currently we have raised a total of £103,268.91 including secured pledges. Added to this £21,470 VAT that we can reclaim leaves a further £5,081.09 (excluding VAT). If you would like to donate to this project or have any suggestions for fundraising opportunities then please email Jo Jeffers
We are very thankful to the local community, church family and Trusts and Foundations that have contributed to the cost of building works which began mid June 2019. The first phase of building works are now almost completed with the extension exterior works well under way.
Garfield Weston Foundation: £10,000
Joseph Rank Trust: £10,000
AllChurches Trust £3600
Sussex Community Foundation (Frank and Lorna's Fund) £5000
Beatrice Laing Trust have pledged £2500 Total: £31,100
Thank you also to all members of the church, toddler group, Wednesday coffee morning community group and extended local community who have generously donated towards the building works.
1st phase of build - building out a new 4m x 5m kitchen extension to make it watertight is now completed. It has been agreed that we will wait untilDue to Covid 19 we are awaiting building works to start again as soon as is possible.
2nd phase: Carry out the internal alterations to provide an accessible toilet compliant with Part M of the Building Regulations to BS8300:2009:A1:2010
3rd phase: Install two other separate toilet cubicles:
4th phase: To upgrade the fire alarm to comply with BS5839-1:2002 Fire detection and alarm system for buildings.
5th phase: To put in the new kitchen.