Windmill Community Church, a church plant supported by the Church Planting Initiative has finally got a place they can call home. They were able to purchase a Victorian Church of England building that had been deconsecrated and stood empty for 15 years.
They have also funded the refurbishment and extension of the building and were delighted to hold their opening service on Sunday 17 March 2019. The local MP, who is a committed Christian and has supported the church in this project, spoke at the service.
Gill Pedler, Church Growth Trust’s Architect, who has helped with drawing up plans and giving advice on the building project, was able to attend. Giles Arnold, CGT’s Chief Executive, who helped with negotiations and advice on the purchase and working with the neighbours, was also at the celebration. Terry Wilkes, one of the elders, spoke warmly of the support that CGT had given him throughout the project.
The church is already filling the building and Terry Wilkes is wanting help with a further extension.