The St Peter’s Project
The St Peter’s Project will create transformed and fit-for-purpose buildings, with the capacity to do more, enable more, and serve more. Our aim is to provide a place in Colchester where all are welcomed and there is something for everyone – from Bible studies, prayer groups and language classes to homework clubs, a drop-in group for the homeless, and a well-being café.
You can hear Rev Wallace launch the appeal to the congregation by clicking
St Peter’s has embarked on this redevelopment project in order to improve the appearance and facilities of our main church building. Part of this work was completed in November 2017, and featured improvements to our main entrance on North Hill.
The construction of the next phase is now complete, and provides modern toilet facilities and a kitchen to prepare and serve refreshments, plus cafe-style tables and chairs for activities, groups and events! Further development will improve disabled access, and create more space for people to gather. We are currently seeking to find the finances to fund this work, and if you would like to donate you can do so below.
Sadly, the Church building and adjacent Church Hall are currently suffering badly under the pressures of modern usage. Although ties already exist between the Church and Colchester’s many communities, once thriving activity programmes are suffering under inadequate infrastructure, and the Church’s vision to be one that touches individuals in need across the town is frustrated by dilapidated facilities.
Indeed, there are many in Colchester whose day-to-day existence is a struggle: their lives have broken down, their relationships have failed, their addictions are crushing them, and they have nowhere safe to lay their heads. For some, this brokenness is painfully obvious; for others, it is hidden from public gaze but no less tragically painful. The St Peter’s Project will equip us to better love and serve those in great need. But this work is not possible in the current facilities.
Your generous donations can make this project a reality. We are now fundraising for Phase 1 which will equip the Church with redecorated spaces, new kitchen and toilet facilities, café-style tables and chairs, energy-efficient lighting, and a heating system, providing sorely needed facilities for these groups. You can donate via PayPal using the button below. You do not need to have a PayPal account.
Alternatively, you can give £10 by texting SPC to 70085.
You can also register for our mailing list to be the first to receive updates and information about our fundraising campaign.