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.

Fundraiser of the month

Fundraiser of the month - Ivy   Well done Ivy, our Fundraiser of the month!
Curry Night    Well done and thanks to the team that organised this event!
jonathanviera   The Jonathan Veira concert raised £300 each for One Step Two Step and for our Heart of the City Project. 

Well done and thanks to the organising team. 

Future Events


Saturday 18th May 2019 - St. Thomas (Lancaster) to St. Thomas (Garstang) sponsored walk along the Lancaster Canal.

Canamble swans   Canamble Sponsored Walk

The main walk is 13 miles between St. Thomas Lancaster and St. Thomas Garstang. A shorter 5 mile walk to Ellel is also possible.The walk starts at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas Church Lancaster. 

Book your "Canamble" places here.  

Friends can sponsor you here

Sponsorship from available here

Click on the image of the swans for more information.

Fundraising events being organised by our congregation
Onesie Walk2     Onesie Walk

We have this cute fundraiser coming up on 27th April! If you would like to support it, you can donate at https://www.give.net/onesie_walk  - all funds raised go towards our Heart of the City project.

Thanks Onesie Walkers! What a great fundraising idea!
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Lent Vegetarian Fundraiser

Toby has decided to go vegetarian for Lent, raising money for our Heart of the City project.

You can support Toby's fundraiser here.

  Vegetarian for Lent Fundraiser
Hannahs jam   Home-made Raspberry Jam for sale

Hannah is selling Homemade Raspberry Jam as her fundraising - these are £2.50 per jar, and collection/delivery can be arranged. If you would like to order a jar, please let Hannah know by e-mailing hotc@st.tees.org.uk

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?

Here 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

April update

Read our latest update on progress with the Heart of the City Project here: April Newsletter.

Open Forum December 2018 - if you would like to see the presentation made at our open forum on 11th December, please click the image below.
HOTC Open Forum 11 Dec 2018

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: