Development Project

We realise that many of the congregation will have questions about this proposal and we encourage everyone to ask about the project before we take a vote. Here are some questions that have already been asked.


We realise that many of the congregation will have questions about this proposal and we encourage everyone to ask about the project before we take a vote. Questions can be answered directly by Members of the Blue Skies Group (Rev. Norman Smith, Chas Macintosh, Dan and Karen Docwra, Neil MacDonald, Sandra Cumming, Linda Young, Anne Macintosh and Alan Summers), with other information available in The Weekly Bulletin, on the Display in the Church, or on the website.


...In Person There will be a member of the Blue Skies Group present in the church from 12 noon to 2pm each Wednesday to answer questions. ...In Church There will be a Questions Box next to the display in church for people to pop their questions into. ...By Email Email ...use this form
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This is something that we could look at in future - it's a good idea. At the moment we have to focus on he project proposed and if we have money/time/energy to do more once we have delivered the initial proposed project, then there would be an opportunity then (and only then) to consider this. The reason we didn’t do that last time is because it would have added prohibitively to the cost. It would have required a steel bar across the church.    
The architects were aware of the need to store a bowling carpet and there is some provision made in the plans. However it's clear that we will need to reconsider the storage arrangements for the carpets and we will fully involve the bowlers in the revised plans.
  The landscaping in the quadrangle is just for illustration and would be finalised nearer the time of the development. It is unlikely that we would choose to have trees blocking the light ion the church as that would contradict our eco-congregation policy of saving energy. Also the root system would damage the building's foundation over time. Architects put these things in just to illustrate possible scale and make it look pretty.  
There are no plans to do this at the moment as part of this development. Consideration would need to be given to security of the building if we did this. Any costs savings - if there are any - could be used for further upgrade such as the french doors. At the moment we are focussing on the main project.

Going forward with the Blue Skies Development

We're very pleased to say that the congregation has voted overwhelmingly in favour of supporting the Kirk Session's plan to develop our buildings. The next few years will be exciting as we follow-up on the plans that were announced in June. The vote took place on Sunday 20th August ...
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Vote on the proposed development – this Sunday 20th August

Everyone is reminded that this Sunday sees a very important vote on the proposed project to develop our church buildings. All members and adherents present on Sunday are entitled to vote and it will be a simple YES or NO answer to the question as to whether you are supportive of going ahead with the project or not. We are hoping for a very good turnout on Sunday. More information is available below: ...
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Read the latest Q&A about the Development Project

There's still time to ask questions about the proposed Development Project, before the vote on 20th August ...
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Proposed Development – Information for Congregation

Details of plans to develop our church buildings. We ask members and adherents to consider, discuss and pray about them over the summer period. In church on Sunday 20th August the Kirk Session will ask you to vote on whether you support the Session in moving forward. (more…) ...
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Congregational Roll & How to become an Adherent

All church members and adherents will be able to vote on the proposals to develop our buildings. Read how to become an adherent. (more…) ...
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