Heart of the City Project

At St Thomas' Church, Lancaster, we are looking to repair the current church building and replace our existing church centre with a modern, highly efficient and highly flexible number of spaces for use by the church family but also by the local community.

Watch our short film about the Heart of the City Project:



A huge thank you to Jim Cooke who produced this for us.

Read our new brochure by clicking on the image below:

Brochure 2018

You can also see the detailed proposed plans here. Click on an image to see it enlarged in a new window:

Ground Floor Plan First Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan First Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan Site and Roof Plan
Second Floor Plan Site and Roof Plan
Marton Street Elevation Peter Street Elevation
Marton Street Elevation Peter Street Elevation
Victoria Place Elevations Penny Street Elevation
Victoria Place Elevations Penny Street Elevation

Listen to Jon Scamman's latest reflections on the Heart of the City project here.

Auction of Promises Evening
Auction of promises2
Now is the time to invite friends and neighbours to our exciting Auction of Promises Evening on 16th November. Catalogues (£5) are available by booking online via Church Suite - price of catalogue includes a glass of wine or soft drink. (Licensed bar). It is free to come along to the event, but you will need to buy a catalogue for bidding for items because this will include your bidding number on the back. If you book online you will be given your catalogue on the night with your bidding number. Please note that all promises must be settled in cash on the night. 

Our amazing selection of auctioned items is now available to view in the online catalogue - click on the image to see this
Catalogue coverIf you cannot make it on the night, but would like to bid for certain items, the process is:
-Purchase a catalogue either via Church Suite or after one of the church services, in order to get your unique bidding number.
-E-mail hotc@st.tees.org.uk with the subject matter Auction Bid FAO Jess.
-In the auction bid e-mail, please clearly state:
Your unique bid number
The specific lot number you wish to bid for (please add SA before the number if the lot is in the silent auction)
The minimum and maximum amount you wish to bid
If you are bidding for more than one lot, please make sure you clearly list each bid separately in the e-mail with the above information for each and every bid.
Advance bidding will close at 5 p.m Wednesday 14th November 2018.  
Calling all students who used to attend St Thomas' church!
Student calling
Thank you to the very generous donor who said "St. Thomas' holds a very special place in our hearts, it is where we first became involved in a church as adults. It is a wonderful church that believes in the gifts of the spirit and I hope will continue to be a wonderful blessing to many others". 
Fundraiser of the Month
Fundraiser of the month - Rose


Future Events - Save the Date!


Saturday 2nd March 2019 - "Challenge" event (a bit like Taskmaster)

Saturday 16th March 2019 - Jonathan Viera concert http://www.jonathanveira.com 

More information on these exciting events in the coming months! 
Interested in starting your own fundraising initiative?

You can download several templates for your fun fundraising event including:

Use these templates to advertise your event and to help raise funds.

Want to let your donors give money online?

We have set up a Heart of the City account on www.give.net. You can set up a personal giving page on www.give.net by following the instructions in this link: Instructions for setting up a giving page. Why not have a look at the Scamman family's give.net page, to see how your own page might look?  

Stuck for Ideas?

Creative IdeasHere are some of the creative ideas discussed at our Fundraising evening. With so many ideas to choose from we have decided to focus on a few key events to begin with, such as a themed cinema afternoon and a vintage tea party... but there is nothing to stop you from getting going straight away and organising your own small (or large) event in the community. 

Please do share your ideas with us, and let us know if you are running an event and would like help advertising that. Have you checked out our Facebook page yet? This is where we will be sharing photos and write-ups of any fundraising events that have already taken place and we will also advertise future events here. You can also message us directly via the Facebook page if you have any questions about fund-raising. 

Please continue to pray for this project and give thanks for those who are giving their time and effort to fundraising in the community. 

Progress updates for the Heart of the City Project



Read our latest update on progress with the Heart of the City Project here: September Newsletter.
Heart of the City Giving Pledges
Pledges are welcomed at any time throughout this project. 
►To download a copy of the pledge form, click on the links below:

Pledge form background and update

Pledge form
Thanks so much for your interest in our building plans, and we are grateful for your support and prayers. Here are the architect's visuals of what our new building will look like: