Will you help us reach our goal?
Workshop for Welcome
Workshop for Welcome
Help us expand our welcome to strangers and friends, living out social value in one of Britain's iconic modernist buildings!
Described when it was built as a 'Workshop for Worship', the iconic William Temple Church in Wythenshawe, designed by leading Modernist architect George Pace, has strengthened its place in the heart of the local community developing into a Workshop for Welcome.
With holiday breakfast clubs, family activities, drop-in cafes for local residents and a base for numerous community activities, the church community builds on their inspirational name-sake, Archbishop William Temple, whose pioneering work inspired the post-war welfare state and radical welcome for those on the margins.
This amazing building is now just over 50 years old but with a heating system which no longer provides the comfort needed to welcome all those who enter.
By supporting our heating project you'll be making sure that the building continues to be a hub of inclusive welcome - not just for worship - but for all who visit this incredible, Grade II listed, vast and unique space.
Architecture, culture, hospitality, community building and social justice all combine to bring warmth to the heart of the Wythenshawe community.
Will you please help keep us warm as a Workshop for Welcome?
Phase One of our project will:
Phase Two of our project will:
We hope to create a community facility that can be used by local people, increase the use of the building and make the heritage that exists within more accessible to local people. We hope to increase a sense of ownership within the community can explore the relevance of social justice work in places like Wythenshawe.
Ways to Give
The first phase of this project will cost £65,000. We have already received generous grant funding for nearly £22,000 and we have raised and contributed £8917 through various parish fundraising activities ourselves.
Please consider making a donation towards this project for the future of this amazing building in the heart of the Wythenshawe community.
You can give in many ways:
Whether you send or transfer money please mark your donation ‘WTHeat’ so that we know where your money will work best.
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