Funds Needed For Heeley Church of the Nazarene’s New Building

Posted on June 1, 2010 by


The Heeley Church of the Nazarene is hoping to raise £1 million pounds for a new building project to improve the old run down building.

Architects plans have been drawn up and the money will be used for disabled access, damp proofing, a new roof, new toilets, a proper reception area and for everything to painted and finished.

Fundraising has already begun and will continue for the next 2 to 3 years, this will include events such as car boot sales, a mini fun fair, women’s pamper evenings and selling of merchandise.

Sophie Peel-Yates, the Grapevine Centre coordinator said, “The church has been a real community focus for 25 years and it has always been well used so we need to do something about the decrepit building now so it doesn’t shut down.”

The work on the Victorian building will significantly improve disabled access by creating a lift and also creating a better flow of people going through the building. The entrance column will be much more welcoming and the whole building will be completely refurbished. “It’s not going to be a fancy all singing and dancing development,” said Sophie, “ we just want to improve the church so it can continue to be used by our community for another 25 years.”

For more information about how to get involved call Sophie Peel-Yates on 0114 2580845.

Abi Hickling