Work is due to recommence tomorrow on the second phase of the building project at St John’s Church, Egham. Builders at the parish church, situated at the end of Egham High Street on Church Road, have been working since March 2015 on creating the footprint of the new building, which is to become the new Church Centre for St John’s. The previous building, deemed small and outdated, was demolished in the first phase of work last year and it is hoped that the new one will bring greater space for the church and community, whilst complementing the original Georgian church architecture. To commemorate and celebrate the next phase going ahead, members of the church congregation met after the morning services today and visited the building site as a group to share prayers and hopes for the new space. There has also been celebration of the recent funds raised in November through charitable donations, grants and loans.
It is hoped that the new Centre will be ready for use next year, housing church activities ranging from women’s and children’s groups to a community café and the weekly student group. Further information on the project is available at http://www.stjohnsegham.com/category/latest-news/building/