Connect is our major church initiative for the next three years. Three projects aim to Grow God's Kingdom by taking the gospel further afield as well as strengthening our existing congregations and improving our facilities in Maidenhead.
- Connect through Partnership
- Connect with People
- Connect on our Premises
We aim to raise £2.2m over three years to fund this work; please consider giving to this work.
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We raised £250,000 towards a new building for children's work in the grounds of St. Mary's White Waltham. This is a small village church on the outskirts of Maidenhead with a gospel focus.
Three of the Sunday School groups had to meet off site half a mile away up a windy road. This isolated families from the rest of the church and is limiting opportunities for growth.
Construction completed in 2015, with the building opening under the name The Tree House. Find out more about the project on St Mary's White Waltham's web site.
Funds from Connect were used to appoint two extra church workers for a period of two years: 1) Sue Bauhahn as Pastoral Care Co-ordinator and 2) Sam Brewster joined us as our new curate - and with Connect funding were effectively able to add one person to the complement of full time bible teaching staff.
We are a growing church and need to be more effective in looking after each other's spiritual and pastoral needs.
This funding has now come to an end and is included in our regular church budget, and the Pastoral Care Co-ordinator role has been wrapped into Minister in charge of Women's Ministry & Pastoral Care, currently filled by Rachel Meynell.
We have a prime town-centre site but needed to be more visible, accessible and welcoming to visitors. We also need to be good stewards of what God has given us and keep our buildings in good repair.
Repairs and improvements to our site included heating, accessibility, and a larger foyer. We needed to raise ca. £2m for the building works.