Embrace the Future
In February 2012, to start our fundraising we held a prayer vigil and gift day, the truly amazing sum of £237,000 was promised by the members of our community. This is a great start towards our goal of raising £725,000 to repair and develop our buildings, and has given us tremendous confidence to move ahead with our work.
In April 2012 we yarnbombed Portishead, wrapping some the town's public art, and other items, see the videos and pictures here. In May 2013 we placed 12 keys around Portishead to draw attention to the next part of our campaign - development of St Peter's Church. To see the 12 keys see here, and for information about the key campaign, click here.
Tenner a Tile Challenge
Our Embrace the Future committee are setting us all a challenge. Their aim is that our Tenner A Tile campaign should raise £40,000. To achieve that we need everyone involved with our church to each get ten people to sponsor one tile. And as there are over four hundred people on our Church Electoral Roll that will bring up the target!
So here is the challenge – please will you find ten people to sponsor a tile? And of course if you can find more than ten or get them to sponsor more than one tile…that would be wonderful. By all working together we can meet this challenge.
Wondering who to approach? Why not consider
- asking colleagues at work
- leafleting everyone in your street
- encouraging those at any groups you attend to sponsor tiles
- suggesting friends sponsor tiles instead of birthday or Christmas presents
- invite everyone on your e-mail address list to sponsor a tile using the on-line donation facility on our church website.
Let’s all keep thinking of different ways we can support this campaign and so ensure we can help St Nicholas’ Church enjoy another one hundred years serving the town.
For information about the work needed on St Nicholas roof, and how to sponsor a tile, please see the Tenner a Tile page.
We want St Peterʼs and St Nicholasʼ churches to be at the centre of the life of our growing town, to be available to all who wish to use them. These historic buildings need to be well maintained, welcoming and accessible, with good community facilities, reflecting the 21st century needs people have when visiting and using our buildings. Built for the greater glory of God we want our churches to be places where the best possible worship can be offered to God and in which and from which we can continue to serve the people of Portishead.
The proposals address three key areas:
If you would like to make a donation, please contact the Church office, or you can donate online using our page on the CAF web site.