Church launches fundraising appeal to sponsor a piece of Redhill history
Residents of Redhill and Reigate have a chance to make local history by sponsoring a roof slate in the new parish centre at St John’s Church, which is currently under construction.
For a £10 donation people can sponsor a slate or, for a larger donation, put their name to a stone column or a stained glass window within the new facility, which will allow St John’s to provide a home for its many church-related groups as well as to play a bigger role in the community it serves.
Chris Clapham, chairman of the new building appeal fund at the church, said: “Sponsoring a slate really gives local people the chance to be a part of our wonderful project. People will be helping to provide for future generations who will use the new parish centre as well as sponsoring a piece of Redhill history.
“This parish centre will be of benefit not just to our church’s existing groups - from youth groups to those for older people - but also those in the wider community as we increase our activities to involve others in Redhill. So we’re giving the local community this chance to really feel a sense of ownership about a building which, ultimately, will be for them.”
The church’s ‘sponsor a slate’ scheme is the latest in a series of fundraising activities as part of its ‘Building for the future’ campaign. Parishioners have already raised £1.7 million in a little over two years, towards the fundraising target of £2.3 million.
Be a part of local history
Sponsor a roof slate, stone column or stained glass window panel and help us complete our new building. Each sponsorship will receive a commemorative certificate – making an ideal gift with a difference or a lasting way to mark a special occasion or event. Built today, like yesteryear, for your tomorrow.
Appointment of Director of Music and Resident Organist
St John the Evangelist, Redhill, Surrey, is seeking to fill two positions from 30 October 2017 to help develop our music using traditional and modern hymns and contemporary worship songs. Remuneration in line with RSCM scales.
Director of Music
Shortlisted candidates for the post of Director of Music will be invited to rehearse the choir for 20 minutes on the evening of Friday 22 September. Interviews will be held on the morning of Saturday 23 September.
Shortlisted candidates for the post of Organist will be interviewed on the evening of Friday 6 October.
St John’s has a fine and varied musical tradition which we hope to expand further. Our appreciative congregation supports a strong SATB choir including many well trained and able under 18s, diverse Instrumental Group including singers, solo instrumentalists and men’s and women’s singing groups.
Closing date for applications (for both positions): Monday 18 September.
For an application pack or informal discussion please email firstname.lastname@example.org or ’phone 01737 766562.
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