SPACE is an initiative to bring new life to the Suckley community by providing 21st Century facilities within the large well situated church building, offering this scattered rural village a much needed active hub, useful to all, including our adjacent primary school.
This entails transforming the interior of Suckley Church in rural Worcestershire to create a flexible venue with modern facilities to enable it to be used by all members of the village for a wide variety of activities.
CENTRE OF THE COMMUNITY
The building work inside the church space, is being carried out in phases. Phase 1 – the underfloor heating and laying of a new oak floor has been completed. We are currently raising £65,000 for the installation of a kitchen and an accessible toilet.
To date, over £250,000 has been raised and to complete the project, a further £100,000 will be required, which includes a community room, audio visual equipment and upgrading paths leading to the building. To make the most of the new versatile floor in the Nave we have bought new comfortable high stacking chairs - thanks to many local folk sponsoring a chair and we also received a ‘Magic Little Grant’ (through the partnership between LocalGiving and Postcode Community Trust.) That gave us £500 towards 10 chairs with arms.
Following consultation with the community, school and Diocese Advisory Committee, the Chancellor of the Diocese has granted all the necessary permissions to carry out the changes within the church.
The building is well placed to become the heart of the community. The school next door now has the space needed for PE and parent/pupil gatherings The toilet and kitchen now become vital for the safety of any activity in these times of Covid-concern, and will enable the Space and proposed community room to be available for wider village use.
Fund raising events
See the Events & Fundraising page for more details
Donate to SPACE
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SPACE - Suckley Parish Academy and Community Enterprises. Charity No 1169609 © 2021