We have exciting plans to rebuild the church.
Why? Because it's falling down! The 1960s wooden building is rotting and needs to be replaced.
We are taking the opportunity to provide a larger, energy-efficient, more flexible space which can be used for the community as well as for the church. The present building is used right through the week for a variety of local groups, classes and individual activities. We hope this will continue; we have a vision for expanding what's on offer, with a café and more use of the games area, as well as offering support for families and those with various needs.
Our community is growing with new houses being built. We want to support the practical as well as the spiritual needs of the community, complementing the Dean Court Community Centre, by providing space for local events.
Visualisation of the new church from Orchard Road (Stanhope Wilkinson Associates).
Visualisation of the front of the new building by the architects, Stanhope Wilkinson
The new building will provide a larger main hall plus five extra rooms, and an equipped kitchen to give more opportunities for catering (see next page)
It will cost about £700,000.
So far we have had donated or pledged nearly £400,000 - half-way there! Thank you!
"Dean Court is an area where there has been lots
of new housing over the past decades, and as we
reach out with God’s love from these new facilities
I am really excited by the mission opportunities
that the rebuilt St Andrew’s will make possible."
Revd Jonathan Widdess, Vicar
HOW TO GIVE
Easy online giving: Go to https://cumnor.churchsuite.co.uk/donate/fund/gy6kimd4
Direct or internet banking: Account number 50325892 Sort code 60-70-03 Account name: Cumnor PCC St Andrew’s Development Fund.
Cheques made out to ‘Cumnor PCC St Andrew’s Development Fund’; send to Treasurer, Parish Office, 1 Abingdon Road, Cumnor Oxford OX2 9QN.
Cash contributions in Sunday collections — in an envelope clearly marked ‘St Andrew’s Development Fund’.
Donate each month by standing order.
Consider leaving us a legacy in your will.
Registered Charity no. 1129917
More information from the Building Group:
Roger Long tel. 436313
David Wenham tel. 682984 (Secretary)
Don’t forget to fill in a Gift Aid form if you
are a tax payer, so that your gift can increase by 25%. request one from the Building Group (above) or the Parish Office (telephone 01865 861541).
Concerts at St Andrew's. We're planning two
fund-raising concerts on Sat 25 April and Sun
28 June. More details soon!
Well done the walkers!
A 20-mile sponsored walk along the Thames has helped to raise money for the rebuilding.
Five people, including a 12-year-old, started in Dorchester-on-Thames and did the whole walk. Five more joined them in Abingdon, and another seven did a short part of the walk, two at the start and five at the end. They ended up at St Andrew's where they were joined by a welcome party for tea and cake.
Between them they raised £2,600 for the St Andrew's Development Fund. Many congratulations! See the photos.
We're hoping to organise another walk. Look out for details!
You can also request more information with this form: