With the support of the Presbytery of Yarra Yarra, and Synod Property Services, Croydon Uniting Church is embarking on an exciting period of planning for mission and property into the future.
Since Feb 2017, planning has been in progress to obtain council approval for the project. More details will be provided when approval is given.
The bulletins distributed to the congregation tell the story:
- Letter about changes - February 2017
- Letter - December 2016
- Bulletin #4 update - May 2016
- Bulletin #3 update - March 2016
- Bulletin #2 Feasibility Study - November 2015
- Bulletin #1 Hope and vision - March 2015
- Vision and Mission Goals - January 2015
Changes during 2019/2020Stage 1 RedevelopmentStage 1 Startup AnnouncedOld Worship Space
Changes during 2019/2020
Various changes have occurred since the completion of Stage 1. These include trialling various layouts of the worship area; remodelling of a new outside play area for Playgroup and widening of the interim worship area to cater for social distancing needs due to COVID-19;
Stage 1 Redevelopment
Stage 1 renovations were completed in June 2019. New toilets and kitchen are in use and worship has begun in the refurbished worship space. Click on an image to see it larger
We are excited to report that the property redevelopment will commence in early January – the “work will commence shortly” has been confirmed and hand-over to the builder for the Stage 1 works - toilets, kitchen and removal of the sanctuary steps will in fact be January 7th.
This means that we will not have access to the worship space from January 7th until probably sometime in March. The church office will still be accessible.
The final service in the church in its current configuration will be on January 6.
Sundays after Christmas and following will work as follows:
Dec 30 Croydon North, Rev Rod Brown Jan 6 Croydon, Rev Dr Peter Mallen
Last service in current configuration
Afternoon: working bee
Jan 13 Croydon North, Rev Dr Peter Mallen Jan 20 Croydon, Rev Dr Peter Mallen (worship in the Hall) Jan 27 Croydon North, Rev Dr Peter Mallen Feb 3 Croydon, Rev Dr Peter Mallen (Hall)
then every week at Croydon, in the hall, until works complete (sometime in March). Note: Arrangements are being made to have use of one of the nearby Uniting Churches if the need arises for a funeral during this time.
Between Christmas and Jan 6th some resources stored in the areas affected by the works will be moved to other areas of the property.
There will be some grief and sadness as we say “farewell” to the particular configuration that we currently have. The service on January 6th will recognize this past. You are especially invited, and asked to make contact with other people who may wish to say “farewell”. Photos will be taken.
Working Bee: The afternoon of January 6 we require able-bodied people who can help with moving furniture and a small number of other more light-weight jobs. Please speak with Carolyne and Paul Chandler if you are available to assist.Tags: property
Old Worship Space Gallery
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