Living Stones Project
Building Work in progress...
5th July 2015 - We moved to New Church Building (Phase 1)
The first service at our new church at 10.30am on 5 July 2015! The official opening service was held on Sunday 20th September with an Open Day on Saturday 19 September 2015. See our YOURS Newsletter for information about what on this week...
22nd May 2014 - Builder Appointed
The Church Members unanimously agreed to appoint Caldera Construction Ltd to build phase one of the Living Stones Church and Community Centre.
Building Designs Complete- Out to Tender (April 14)
The plans were now at the final stages of planning (choosing interior fitments and colours of carpets) and have been approved by the Church Officers and Members of the church. Builders were invited to tender for the building contract (in April 2014). The sucessful builder was selected in May. Our foundations were dug in the early Summer on our site in Court Lodge Road.
Our Temporary Base (February 2014 to Spring 2015)
The church were delighted to have reached agreement with the town council to rent the Innes Pavilion in Thornton Close (close to the site of our new church building on Court Lodge). This give us a base from which we can carry out nearly all of the regular midweek activities for the period that we were "homeless". We had to adapt a bit, but were very grateful at the prospect of a temporary "home". The timing of the availability of these premises was perfect to fit in with the sale of our building and shows God's provision to us. We moved into the pavilion in the week beginning 10th February 2014.
Contracts Exchanged on the Sale of Albert Road (29th November 2013)
Contracts were exchanged on the sale of the building to Fennies Nurseries. We wish them every sucess in setting up their new day care centre while we prepare for the next phase in our exciting journey towards a building that will enable us to serve the community in Horley without being limited by a building we have outgrown. The sale was completed in February 2013.
Albert Road goes on sale (23 March 2013)
As part of the funding of the new church building, the existing church site on Albert Road has been put up for sale. The church has been marketed by local estate agents Crow Watkins. It is expected that with the money from the sale and funds being raised this year, we will have sufficient to build the first phase of the church. We hope to start building in early Spring 2014, once construction on the adjacent care home is complete.
Update on the Building Project (3rd January 2013)
The "Year of Fundraising" was launched with our first Gift Day on 6th January towards the costs of the new building.
The congregation are all invited to join us in bringing your gifts and pledges, which will be committed during the morning service on 6th January 2013.
Why not bring your "pringle pots" of change collected so far, as well as any capital gifts you are planning or regular pledges?
Letters were issued at the last two Sunday morning services inviting all members of the congregation to join us in the fundraising efforts. The letter contained pledge forms, sponsorship forms, standing order mandates and Gift Aid forms. If you have missed these services and not had a letter, please ask for your copy at the church office or at next week's services.
There will be quarterly Gift Days towards the "Living Stones Building Project".
10th October 2012
Revelation 3:7 What He opens, no-one can shut. Our confidence is in the Lord.
Completion of the purchase of the land on which we will build our new church buildings occurred on 10th October!
We celebrated the purchase on Sunday 7th October, covenating together, sharing lunch and praying at the site of the new church.
As the photos (see link above to photo album) show the site has been cleared. Final design works are underway to allow construction to start on the care home which will be adjacent to the our new church. The buiding of the new church will start as soon as the care home is built, in around year's time.
Our focus is now on raising the remaining funds so we are ready to begin building. There is a fund raising team in place and the first initiative was launched on the 7th October.
The design is almost complete, but the final details need to be agreed so we are ready to go when sufficient funds are in place.
The church prays for this project on the first Monday in the month at 8pm.
Details of the Building Project that is Planned
Our church congregation has outgrown it's building!!
A church is all about people and not buildings, which are a means to an end. However, it is inconvenient to meet in two differnt venues and our current building also limits our midweek activities and prevents us being able to offer the facilities to serve our local community as much as we would like to do. Therefore we are seeking to purchase a piece of land, in Court Lodge Road, and build facilities that will better enable us to meet these aims.
The Planning Permission application that has now been agreed by Reigate and Banstead Borough Council. Here is a copy of the "Decision Notice" confirming this.
The following link to the council website can be used to view the application.
The building will be built in two stages.
Phase 1 will be group rooms, offices and a hall that is large enough for the current congregation to use as a worship area as well. We will then be able to "move in", sell our current building and start saving up for phase 2!
Phase 2 will be the main sanctuary and additional toilets and foyer areas, which will be built as an anex.
The links at the bottom of the page will show our architect's drawing of the building. Alternatively, keep scrolling down for more drawings! When the builders start we will add photos to the website to help us record progress!
Phase 1, from the road. Phase 1, from the car park
Phase 1, from the air Phase 1, floor plans
Phase 2, from the road Phase 2, from the car park
Phase 2, from the air Phase 2, floor plans
Printable version of 2010 design brief (contains earlier versions of design, on a different part of the site, and other planning information). We are now planning to build at the rear of the site, due to changes in the circumstances of the land purchase.