Building Restoration Project

These verses are from the Prophet Haggai (chapter 1) concerning the temple in Jerusalem:

This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘These people say, “The time has not yet come to rebuild the Lord’s house.” ’

Then the word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai: ‘Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your panelled houses, while this house remains a ruin?’

The good news is that our church building at St. Thomas' Bradley is not a ruin. It is a wonderful place for us to meet together, to Pray, to Worship and Praise God. However without care and attention the building will not last forever - though it has already lasted many years past its predicted lifetime. The building is starting to show signs of wear and tear and the concrete panels which make up the outer walls are starting to crack and crumble. We need to act now to preserve the building for future generations.

Bradley, St Thomas church building 

Our building project aims to go

<--- from this

to this ---> 

St Paul's Cathedral 

Oops, wrong picture!!! - our aims are a little more modest, though we will need to raise a substantial sum of money to achieve our plans  (current estimate is just under £ 100 000 ).

The plan is to preserve the concrete panels and at the same time improve insulation by encasing the outer shell of the church building with insulation and a brick skin. An early model to present the idea looked like this: 

The work will be done in phases and is to include a new entrance area, re-designed gables with illuminated cross as well as the insulation and brick skin. It will preserve the building, improve energy efficiency and the improvements should help to make the building more welcoming and make the purpose of the building (Church) more obvious.

A model of the church new build 

How Can We All Help?

We need to raise a substantial amount of money (around £ 100 000 after completing all phases of the work). Ways in which we can do this are:

Ways to Contribute

  1. Pray - continue to ask God to bless and guide us in this project.
  2. Take a Building Fund Box and donate whatever you are able.
  3. Bank Payment (BACS) to:-     St Thomas Bradley  Account Number: 03989503  Sort Code 30-94-43   Please put Building Fund in the reference section.
  4. Cheque made payable to:-  St Thomas Bradley        Please write Building Fund on the back. It can be posted to Bradley Vicarage, 3 St. Thomas Gardens, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD2 1SL
  5. Buy a Brick for £20.00 using one of the payment methods above.

 

 Building Fund Events

December 7th Christmas Cake & Coffee (at the vicarage 10.00 till 12.00). Also the YBs (Young Believers) will be doing a car wash (weather permitting) in the car park.

January 19th    Sunday Lunch (enjoy a roast dinner with the church family)

February 28th  Quiz night (with pie & peas and fun for family and friends)

March 21st    Coffee & Crafts (details to follow)

April 25th      Auction (a fun evening where you can bid for exciting lots! Large and Small)