It has been just over four months since St Nicholas Bristol reopened its doors, following the first phase of refurbishment of a building previously used by Bristol City Council as an archive space.
The refurbishment of the church was completed at the end of 2018 allowing for the building to be returned to its original purpose as a church after 70 years. Internal redevelopment and re-ordering included the introduction of a kitchenette, accessible WC, new display screens, flexible staging and renewed mechanical and electrical services including a new AV installation.
We look back with gratitude at all that God has done over the last few months.
With this investment they have been able to launch two Sunday services, run two Alpha courses, begin childrens and student ministries, support the Bristol Churches Winter Night Shelter and Spring of Hope, a local women's shelter. They have put on events to build community and through regular prayer meetings are laying the foundation of prayer for the church.
Revd Toby Flint said We are so grateful to the All Churches Trust whose support has made much of the work at St Nicholas possible. We look back with gratitude at all that God has done over the last few months. We have been hugely blessed by a dedicated team of volunteers praying, serving and giving, by the support of friends, the Diocese of Bristol, the Church Revitalisation Trust and many other churches in Bristol.
St Nicholas, Bristol is a new church congregation planted into a church building in central Bristol which had been closed for 65 years. The church has a vision for the revitalisation of the church, the transformation of society and the creation of spaces for people to explore faith, encounter Jesus and follow wherever he leads.
A Resourcing church is created by the Diocese and designated such by the bishop. Its focus is to serve a wide geographical area, reach out to people currently unconnected with church—particularly younger generations, resource and serve in partnership with existing churches and support church planting within the Diocese. Learning from Resourcing churches is collected and shared to inspire and resource mission activity across the Diocese.
As one of the UKs largest grant-making trusts, Allchurches Trust funds projects which support their primary charitable object—to promote the Christian faith or any other charitable purpose. Any registered charity, as well as any church or other exempted organisation, can apply for their open grant programmes.
For further information about their areas of funding focus and to start an application, please head over to the Allchurches Trust website.