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Heart of the City Project Appeal
Work on building our new church centre is on budget and on track to complete at the start of October.  As a church, we have already raised over £2.4 million, with more pledged to come in over the next year.  This is an amazing miracle of generosity – thank you to everyone who has played a part in bringing us this far.

There is still a projected shortfall of £225,000 to complete Phase 2 of the project: building the new centre, and re-surfacing the car park.  We have low-cost loans in place to enable us to finish paying the contractors, and our cash-flow will require us to draw down those loans in July or August. 
 
To enable us to complete the project debt-free, and avoid drawing on those loans, we’d like to invite the church to prayerfully consider making one-off lump sum gifts by the end of June.  Many of us have given generously already, and this may be a final sacrifice to help us get the centre done and fully paid for.  Gifts over a longer period, or interest-free loans, are also welcome. 
 
For an update on the progress of the project, and further details, watch the video below
If you are able to respond to this appeal, please complete this Response Form and return it to Richard Eglese, our church treasurer, at treasurer@st.tees.org.uk or via the St Thomas’ Church Office, Marton St, Lancaster LA1 1XX by 23rd May if possible. 
 
More information on how to make a gift to the Heart of the City project is available here:
If you are a UK taxpayer, and have not yet signed a Gift Aid declaration (which enables us to claim back an additional 25p for every £1 you give), it is available here:
 
To see more details of the project (floorplans, external visualisations, latest photos), visit the buildings page of our church website or the Heart of the City Facebook page.

 
NB If we find ourselves in the surprising position where more money is given than is needed to complete Phase 2 of the Heart of the City Project (new centre and car park), then this will be set aside to form a seed-fund for Phase 3, which will focus on future necessary works for the main church building.