Hornsey Parish Church is full of energy and life. Our church inspires us to celebrate and demonstrate God’s presence within our community – while providing a sense of identity, place and continuity with our past. Our hall and community buildings, however, could do more to help us serve our mission. Like many other churches we must also look to the future and ensure the sustainability of our church and its congregation for future generations.
Earlier this year our Development Group led a process to select a firm of architects (Wimshurst Pelleriti) to help us imagine what sort of building we want that will fulfil our hopes for the future. We’ve also undertaken a technical survey of our whole site (so we know exactly where everything is) and had a couple of meetings with the architects to begin working together.
From September to November we hope to talk with a whole range of individuals and groups, listening to ideas about how we might best shape the future together. We will be discussing possibilities with members of the congregation, with people living close by the church site, and many others involved in the community – people just like me and you who have a stake in the opportunities that this project offers us.
Last Sunday the first of a series of newsletters about this project was published (to view a copy HERE). The sketches on this sheet are just an indication of some of the exciting ideas that could be included in our new buildings.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to increase our presence in the community. It challenges us to be bold – to imagine new buildings and spaces that really work for our mission as the church in Hornsey. We hope our church can better reach out to our diverse community – perhaps through greater visibility on Park Road. We also hope to draw new friends and worshippers into the life of Hornsey Parish Church through sharing a new public space in the heart of our home.
Please make a note of the dates of meetings – we hope everyone will want to be part of the conversation.
20th September – discussion and presentation at Meeting Point lunch
27th September – discussion and presentation at PCC meeting
18th October – feedback of findings and presentation of draft brief at Meeting Point lunch
18th October – feedback of findings and presentation of draft brief at PCC meeting
24th November – launch of project exhibition at the Christmas Market
25th November to January – project exhibition in church
Last Sunday my sermon was about the beginning of this season of consultation. To read more click HERE and choose sermon ‘Trinity 12’ from our new sermons website page.
With the assurance of my prayers
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