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[ We’ve got the builders in! ]

It’s been a little over 4 months since we finally completed the purchase of The Redeemer Building, (formerly St. Barnabas).  We thought it would be a great idea to give you a little update on all the exciting developments.

As many of you are already aware we’ve actually been using the building since April 2018 and it’s been a huge blessing to have been able to use it over that period of time for a whole host of things such as our monthly Together Prayer evenings, elders and leader’s meetings, Thursday morning Life Group, a Turkish evening, Community Fun Day, worship team practice, Marriage Matters course and Life Group leaders training. Our Church offices have been in the building since 2018 too and this has provided much needed space for our elders, admin and finance teams to work from as well as Steve Norris and Emily Coombes from the Redeemer Tavistock church plant.

As we’d hoped, the building is also proving to be a great resource in and for the community. Currently AL-ANON group, (part of Alcoholics Anonymous,) use a room a couple times a month. Livewell Academy are using it for lots of courses such as Mental Health First Aid training. Plymouth City Council have and will continue to use it as a polling and UCCF as well as the University CU have also benefited from use of the space for training and team building.

What’s planned for 2019?

If you hadn’t already noticed we have had scaffolding up around the building since September, this has enabled us to reseal all of the windows, fix drains and guttering and to paint the concrete exterior of the building. We’re looking forward to that coming down soon! Internal work to sort the damp on the large wall as you enter the main doors of the building and the back wall is now underway. This has meant more scaffolding so the builders are able to safely remove the old plasterboard and replace with new damp proof boards ready to plaster and eventually paint. We’ve also knocked a big hole through the wall to the cafe area and are getting ready to block up one of the door, you’ll have to come and see, but for now here’s a few snap shots!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Redeemer Church Office | St Barnabas Terrace | Plymouth PL1 5NN

Tel: 01752 568400

Charity No : 1125216   |   Company No : 6390847