£400k raised for Wymondham church building
Hope Community Church in Wymondham has announced that, having raised £400k, it will be embarking on the next step of its visionary building project to create a church and building that can accommodate 500 people.
In 2015 Hope Community Church embarked on a visionary building project known as ‘Homebase 500’. On Sunday, July 17 it was announced that church members have generously responded to a fundraising appeal giving over £400,000, enabling the church to push the start button on the next phase of the project to create a new community and worship centre on Ayton Road, Wymondham.
Mark Bullen, Elder of Hope Community Church explained: “We feel that we’ve been called by God to build something in Wymondham that really hasn’t been done for many, many years, and that is to build a significant church in a market town. Just to see God involved in building something that will be fantastic. We want a church of 500 in a building for 500. And we feel called by God to do that. We feel that it is his vision for us as a church.”
This phase of the building project will give a temporary auditorium before the final phase due for completion by 2018. Currently using around a third of the building for church and community activities, Hope Community Church will convert the rest of the current building into a worship centre, youth and community rooms. The aim is that they will be ready for use before the end of 2016.
Contracts for the work have been signed with work starting in August and due for completion by December.
The announcement to the church was greeted with celebration, tears and joy. The church were encouraged to come along to regular prayer events at the Hub every Monday so that they can continue to pray for the project, the builders (many of whom are Christian) and other issues of the day.
You can watch the announcement on the Hope Community Church website along with the rest of the service that includes graduations from the School of Supernatural Life and teaching on Faith from Hebrews 11 by Mat Morton.