|Bringing God's Grace to The Gateway|
Stretching along the banks of the River Thames from the East End of London to the coasts of Kent and Essex, the Thames Gateway project is the biggest regeneration initiative in Western Europe. In under 20 years 120,000 houses will be built and over 180,000 jobs created.
One of the primary aims of this huge project is to create "sustainable communities" but building new houses and businesses alone will not achieve this. So what else is needed?
Our new building
We believe the church has an essential role to play in promoting, integrating and serving these new and existing communities.
Having been selected by those delivering the first phase of these developments as their preferred partner for providing worship and community facilities, NKCC has a fantastic opportunity, from the outset, to play a major role in building and sustaining these communities.
NKCC is committed to providing a building that will enable it to play a role at the very heart of the community.
Where we will be
The map below shows where our building will be - just a stone's throw from Ebbsfleet International Rail Station.
Click here for a bigger map.
Making it happen
What will it take to turn the vision into reality? Bottom line - about £4 million!
£4 million is a lot of money but we believe we can raise it! NKCC has already raised nearly £1 million through sacrificial giving. The developers (Countryside Properties and Land Securities) have given us the land on a long lease at a peppercorn rent are contributing £½ million towards the cost. But we still need to raise another £2½ million.
We are putting together a finance package which includes increased church giving, fund-raising and the options of various loans. With the commitment of everyone in NKCC we are confident we will hit our target.
And you can help too. If you would like to contribute to this fantastic opportunity please use the donation option at the top of the page. Every little counts!
We have produced a leaflet giving more information about the Springhead Project. To download it just click on the image. It's in Adobe Acrobat format (pdf file) and can be opened with Adobe's Reader software which is freely available from their website.
As the project progresses, further updates will be posted here - watch this space! In the meantime, if you would like to know more please get in touch.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 May 2011 11:27|