Acomb Methodist church celebrated 50 years in its present building, and 270 years of Methodism in Acomb in 2014. In biblical terms, 50 years is a jubilee, and an encouragement to return home, and start afresh with life. It was also the opportunity for us to create a vision for the next 50 years of our church and its mission.
Work to form that vision began two years previously in 2012, with a survey of our community, and lots of reflection on what we do, who we are, and what our calling is.
The result of that period of reflection, is our Jubilee Project. An ambitious plan, to grow in the richness of our worshiping life, as churches together, to serve our communities needs more effectively, to reduce our carbon footprint, to offer a retreat garden space for our city and finally to redevelop our building to serve the future.
We are delighted to announce that we’ve finally secured the funding for the Garden room, which will create a 6x5m insulated studio in the garden, suitable for larger groups who are using the garden for retreat days, away days, or simply wish to have a beautiful outlook for their gatherings. We’ve placed an order for the room, and now await the planning permission to break ground.
Linked with this, we will be lowering the stage, to create an accessible stage, and integrating the storage in Rooms 4 and 5, as well as replacing the ceiling.
To donate to any of our projects and activities, you can do so directly through the link below, contact our treasurer Robin via the church office, or if you wish … Continue reading Donate
In order to understand the needs of our community, a process of engaging with local charities, churches, government and those active in engaging positively with our community was undertaken. Through … Continue reading Jubilee Project – 2013 Survey
There are several elements to our new vision for the church building. The first is to expand and open out the side entrance, and through landscaping to make this much … Continue reading Jubilee Project – The Building
We opened the garden officially in September 2017, complete with new paths, ramps and an accessible WC. The cabins are painted, and services installed, and we are using the garden … Continue reading Jubilee Project – A Community Garden
Alongside the building development, the garden development and our mission we also hope to create opportunities for people to develop spiritually. We have already begun to explore a greater diversity … Continue reading Jubilee Project – Spiritual Development
The survey below will help us to understand how we can best configure our garden to best serve the needs of our community. It would help us enormously if you … Continue reading Jubilee Project – Take The New Survey
The History The community cinema is part of our jubilee scheme. The idea was formed following our survey in 2013 suggested that the people living in our community would warm … Continue reading Jubilee Project – Community Cinema