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Can you help the diocese’s newest church take shape?

Date: 02 October 2012
After years of protracted negotiations an exciting new landmark is taking shape on the horizon in Guildford Diocese. The steel framework of a new church tower is the realisation of a long-held vision for members of Ruxley Church, formed in 2002 when Anglican and Methodist congregations joined together. The church is now appealing to churches and individuals across the diocese to help it raise the remaining shortfall of £100,000 to enable the huge project to finish on time next summer. Parish priest the Revd Stuart Thomas said: “We have been squeezing into the Methodist church building since 1997 when it was discovered that the parish church, St Francis of Assisi Ewell, was suffering from terminal subsidence “The journey towards selling the site of the condemned church to raise funds for a new church building has been long and challenging. “But it feels now as if God’s timing is absolutely right, and we’re praying that this huge project (huge to us, at least) will be completed on target providing us with an effective base both for our worship and for reaching out to the community around. “We realise these are difficult times but we are asking parishes and individuals if they would consider contributing towards the fitting of this, the diocese’s newest church building. Even a small contribution will help us further on our way and we are selling bricks for £5 each. “We thank everyone in advance for their prayers, support and any financial contribution they can make.” ?For further information or contributions please contact treasurer Derek Eade at 103 Pams Way, Ewell, tel 020 8393 6885.

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