Building for the future
Framework of new church building at Cambourne © Ian Jarvis
Photo of Bishop Anthony visiting Cambourne church in July 2009 © Ian Jarvis
Our area is experiencing huge growth in its population with villages, towns and cities seeing many new houses being built.
The New Churches Fund helps the Diocese, along with other churches in the area, provide a place for the community to meet as well as a place to worship. All monies raised at Licensing and Confirmation services are given to the New Churches Fund.
The New Churches Fund has helped Cambourne parish plan and build their new church.
Other projects include the new churches at Hampton and Benwick. In November 2009, the Archbishop of York visited the new township of Hampton, near Peterborough, where he urged the local congregation of Christ the Servant King to build their own church. Despite the first houses being finished in the late 1990s, Hampton still does not have a church building. Sunday services are held in a local primary school.
Bishop Anthony Russell, the Archbishop of York, Revd Nick Devenish and Revd Tim Yau © Owen Spencer-Thomas
Looking into the future it is anticipated that new facilities will be required at North Stowe and maybe other locations as they are developed.
If you would like to donate to the New Churches Fund you may do so by completing this form which will also allow your gift to be increased by 28% at no cost to you if you are UK tax payer, via Gift Aid.
Cheques should be made payable to ‘EDBF: New Churches Fund’ and sent with the completed form to the Accounts Dept., Diocesan Office, Bishop Woodford House, Barton Road, Ely CB7 4DX.