Oasis Community Cafe – Building Development
St Clement’s “Oasis Community Cafe” has created many wonderful opportunities for local people of every age and background to meet, make friends and relax together. See here for further details.
Now we have a vision for developing St Clement’s Church building in order to create a Community Hub, to include the work of the Community Cafe along with other activities that will enable us to be a place where everyone in the neighbourhood can feel they belong, make friends and become part of a community that is supportive, caring and life-giving for all. Our vision is to make that a possibility throughout the week.
We have been granted initial planning permission, but are currently reviewing our plans with the help of advisers from the Birmingham Diocese and other associates, so that the development of the building will best serve the aims of the Community Hub in the longer term.
We have been astounded by the generosity of many of our friends and church members, which together with other fundraising activities is enabling us to move forward with the drawing up of a consolidated “business plan” and further building development plans. These we hope will attract support from other large funding bodies which will be required to make the vision a reality here at St Clements.
Our initial estimate for the development is upwards of £250,000, but as indicated we have already been in the process of fundraising through events, donations and grant applications.
If you are interested in knowing more or would like to support the project do get in touch with the church. Contact details are available here.