The opening of the new community room at Broomhall and Sound chapel was a great success. The flower festival was very well supported, with many people visiting over the weekend.
The opening on the Saturday afternoon was attended by well over a hundred people with representatives from Wren and all the main charities as well as Antoinette Smallwood MP and Rachel Bailey representing Cheshire East Council. The Methodist Circuit was represented by Reverend Peter Barber and the Reverend Malcolm Lorimer and Jill Barber, Vice Chair of the Methodist Conference, who cut the ribbon and officially opened the building.
The children from Sound school put the time capsule in place and this was then quickly bricked up to be covered by the new signage.
The description given by the Reverend Malcom Lorimer was WOW because he said that was the exclamation he heard most as people walked round the flower Festival.
There will be a flower festival from Thursday October 1st until Sunday October4th. The theme will be Harvest and will finish with our harvest festival and the dedication of the new building.
The opening ceremony will be on Saturday October 3rd at 3 pm when Gill Barber, Vice Chair of the Methodist Conference, will come along to cut the ribbon.
The Community Room is really looking good, you will see the new doors from the car park and "most " of the kitchen has been delivered, and will be put in this week ,the internal doors are on and look well and Andy and Tony are well on the way with the electrics. Well done to all who have helped so far.
The New Building Project
On 18th February 2015, Local MP Stephen O'Brien , Rachel Bailey From Cheshire East Council and Richard Smith from WREN together with Rev Malcolm Lorimer, will join the members of Broomhall and Sound Chapel to see work beginning on a new Community Building which will provide the Chapel and local community with a new large social space.
The £125,000 funding for the project was achieved by: chapel members who held a wide range of events over a three year period to raise money; a generous community grant of £49,389 awarded from WREN and further grants from Cheshire East Council, Cheshire Community Foundation, Wrenbury Consolidated Charities and the Methodist Circuit.
"We are delighted to see work starting on this project and thank everyone who has been involved in making this happen," says Norman Bourne, of Broomhall and Sound Chapel. "We have raised £125,000 in just three years to turn our idea into a reality and truly believe that this fantastic new space will become an invaluable social area for local residents of this small scattered community."
Once built, the new building will provide a large social room, a utility room, disabled toilet and a storage room. This large new room will be used by a wide number of local groups and events such as the very popular monthly Coffee Stop, the local art, singing, flower arranging and luncheon groups, Chapel worship groups as well as the Parish Council.
Building work will be completed by September 2015 and the chapel will remain open to everyone throughout this period.
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