Improvements to Whirlow Spirituality Centre will start in January and be completed in time for its 60th Anniversary in September 2018.
The Chapel of the Holy Spirit was consecrated in June 1958. During the first half of next year, recommendations for upgrading its facilities - made by inspectors in 2014 - will be addressed.
Works will support the development and growth of the Spirituality Centre’s ministry. Plans include a second toilet, refurbished kitchen, new Chapel windows, improved AV, internet and exhibition capabilities as well as storage that better suits the character and life of the centre.
Chaplain Joy Adams said: “We are excited to see what God has for us in the future - these changes to our building will be an important step on the journey.”
It is expected that the refurbishment will be carried out in two stages. Work on the Chapel will be done before Easter and the rearrangement of toilets and kitchen afterwards. There will be disruption to the Centre’s activity during the first stage and a short closure during the second.
A December meeting with all contractors will indicate whether alternative venues or postponements are necessary for any Whirlow events. These will be advertised as necessary. Please keep an eye on the website, Facebook page and Spirituality Centre emails for details.
There will be no specific fundraising for this project. It will be funded by the centre’s operating partners, Whirlow Grange Ltd and All Saints Ecclesall, from existing resources. However, the partners would be delighted if anyone wishes to make a contribution towards the costs of this ongoing development.
Payment details are given below.
Please contact us for any further details.
Please reference all donations ‘60th Anniversary Project – YOUR SURNAME’.
Payments by BACS should go into the following account:
Name - Whirlow Grange Limited
Sort code - 05-08-53
Account number – 20255748
Cheques should be made payable to Whirlow Grange Limited.
Please Gift Aid your donation if you are a taxpayer. The relevant form can be found here.
Please return cheques and paperwork to:
Whirlow Grange Ltd
60th Anniversary Project
c/o Whirlow Spirituality Centre
Whirlow Grange Drive