The Lord shared a vision with the Christians who meet at Allesley Park Evangelical Church, that a new building was required to meet the needs of the community and to enable the fellowship to share the good news of Jesus. This vision came to be in November 2013.
For pictures see New Build Photographs – http://www.apec-coventry.org.uk/?page_id=157
UPDATE JUNE 2014
Additional funds were sought to undertake the outstanding partitioning, staircase, landscaping and children’s play area development. This was all completed.
UPDATE NOVEMBER 2013 The works have been completed and the new ‘Bethesda’ building is open. We held our first Sunday Morning Service on 10th November with Owen Nicholls our speaker. An opening service by invite only took place on 23 November, whilst the Mince Pie Café on 30 November 2013 10am – 1pm took place to enable everyone to view the building and find out more about what we do.
UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2013
Sought the Lords provision for the remaining monies to pay for the completion of the building project due to be completed in October 2013. Prayer for the finance to be provided.
UPDATE APRIL 2013
The first phase of the building works are neared completion. Sought the Lords provision for additional finances to fund the ‘fit out’of the new build.
UPDATE OCTOBER 2012
On 22 October 2012, Bethesda Chapel was demolished, with only the annexe remaining. See the New Build Photographs page for the pictures!
On 1 October the building contractor started work on site to install the
water and drainage supply to the new toilet and kitchen facilities.
UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2012
On Monday October 22nd the contractors was on site to demolish the old
building and commence construction of the new one. The money for phase one of the project has now been raised, due to God’s provision including sacrificial giving of the members, gifts from other churches, grants and a mortgage. We thought it was right and proper to have a thanksgiving service for the work and Christian witness that has been held in the chapel for over 40 years. This took place on Sunday 14th October at 3 pm. Actively seeking funding for phase 2 where an additional £125,000 to complete the rebuild is sought.
UPDATE JUNE 2012
Work started on the alteration to enable the demolition of our existing building to
allow the new building works to start.
Building contractor to start on site shortly to install the water and drainage supply to the new toilet and kitchen facilities.
Prayer was held that the finance will be available to meet these costs
Brian and Mark and others undertook a sponsored tandem skydiving jump, on Saturday 9th June 2012 at Hinton Skydiving Centre off Junction 11 at Junction 11 on M40, to raise money for the rebuild.
A video of the skydive is available on YouTube: – http://youtu.be/695kslhWbZQ