Funday is chance to have a say in future of Clifton Road church - The Rugby Observer

Funday is chance to have a say in future of Clifton Road church

Andy Morris 8th Sep, 2017   0

ST PETER and St John’s Church hosts a Community and Family Fun Day on Saturday (September 9).

The church secured a £750 voluntary and community organisations grant from Rugby Borough Council (RBC) to stage the fun day, which includes music, inflatables, a family bike ride, the council’s Play Rangers team and a fire engine from Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service.

The council funding comes hot on the heels of a number of grants recently awarded to the church, including a £10,000 National Churches Trust community grant to extend the community room, a £10,000 Awards for All grant from the Big Lottery Fund, and a £2,000 National Churches Trust Micro-Grant in partnership with the Cinnamon Network.

The community room will be used to help people in need of services such as Money Advice and Food Bank.




Shelia Bridge, the minister in charge of St Peter and St John’s, said: “We are delighted to receive these grants towards what we have called ‘Project Welcome.’

“We hope this plan will enable our building to better reflect our welcome to everyone and help us serve our community more effectively.”


Part of the Awards for All grant has funded a community survey, where the church has urged residents to come forward with ideas for new facilities and services.

And during Saturday’s fun day residents can hear presentations on the survey’s findings and contribute to future plans.

The Community and Family Fun Day runs from 10am to 2pm at the church, on the corner of Clifton Road and St Peter’s Road.

RBC communities and homes spokeswoman Coun Emma Crane said: “St Peter and St John’s Church has a number of exciting plans in the pipeline and I’m delighted the council has supported the fun day to promote the positive role the church plays.”

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