The Sanctuary Thank You - SWBA Roadshow 2013 web

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A BIG 'Thank You' for supporting Watchet Baptist Church's appeal for its new building, The Sanctuary. www.thesanctuary.org.uk

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The story so far…

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Watchet is a small town on the Somerset coast. Although in an area of outstanding natural beauty, rising unemployment has led to Watchet being in the top 10% of the UK’s most socially deprived communities. * *Source: Church Urban Fund

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The needs in our area are great... ...but we serve an amazing God!

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Watchet Baptist Church is a small, Home Mission supported community of people seeking to follow where God leads us...

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Eight years ago we had to sell our building due to prohibitively high maintenance costs. We now gather for worship on Sundays in our local school hall – it suits us fine!

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The story so far… Previous buildings sold due to cost of repairs…

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The story so far… What next ?

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“A flexible, multi-use space for ‘ doing ’ & ‘ being ’ in the heart of our community. The story so far… A new Vision…

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The story so far… 38 Swain St (purchased Spring 2011)

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The story so far… Renovations

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The story so far… (Renovation completed Dec 2012)

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What’s next ? Our Vision for The Sanctuary is underpinned by a set of Values . Although borne out of our Christian faith, we believe that those of other faiths or none will recognise and appreciate many of these values. Hospitality Creativity Justice & Mercy Learning Mission Prayer

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What’s next ? The Sanctuary will be used for different things at different times. It will give us a space to be church in our community throughout the week and provide somewhere where our local community can meet. Parent & toddler sessions Creative arts sessions Counselling Cyber cafe Prayer Room Reading Room Youth cafe/drop-in Support group meetings/courses Community Meals

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A typical week @

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. Our target for this appeal was to raise £10 000. Any person, family or church that buys a brick(s) will have their name written on our special ‘Bought a Brick’ wall in The Sanctuary... M Mouse Queen Trumpton BC Clark Kent George Doors JR Hartley JR Ewi JR Ewing Sunnydale BC H Simpson Bedrock BC Springfield BC B Simpson Your Name here? V Dibley Appeal The

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. Watchet Baptist Church would like to thank all those who have prayed for The Sanctuary project and supported us financially over the last year. The total raised by SWBA churches to date is….. £9,975.00 M Mouse Queen Trumpton BC Clark Kent George Doors JR Hartley JR Ewi JR Ewing Sunnydale BC H Simpson Bedrock BC Springfield BC B Simpson Your Name here? V Dibley Appeal The

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. But individuals and churches from across the world have supported us too by giving a further….. £5,272.22 M Mouse Queen Trumpton BC Clark Kent George Doors JR Hartley JR Ewi JR Ewing Sunnydale BC H Simpson Bedrock BC Springfield BC B Simpson Your Name here? V Dibley Appeal The

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. Which means in the last 12 months the Buy A Brick Appeal has raised a wonderful, truly humbling Grand Total of….. £15,247.22 Praise God! M Mouse Queen Trumpton BC Clark Kent George Doors JR Hartley JR Ewi JR Ewing Sunnydale BC H Simpson Bedrock BC Springfield BC B Simpson Your Name here? V Dibley Appeal The

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. We still require additional funds to complete the repayments for the renovation costs of The Sanctuary. If you would like details of how to give, please see www.thesanctuary.org.uk/donate M Mouse Queen Trumpton BC Clark Kent George Doors JR Hartley JR Ewi JR Ewing Sunnydale BC H Simpson Bedrock BC Springfield BC B Simpson Your Name here? V Dibley Appeal The

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The story so far… Here’s the ‘Buy A Brick’ Wall in The Sanctuary…

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Part of something bigger… Watchet Baptist Church

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A HUGE Thank You from Watchet Baptist Church www.watchetbaptist.org.uk www.thesanctuary.org.uk If you’d like to know more about what we’re up to, please check out our websites or come and see us in Watchet !

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