Hub heart for community
GOLD HILL Baptist Church has bought a new building in Chalfont St Peter.
It is hoped the site – known locally as the Randall Building on Church Lane – will create a new ‘community hub’.
Lead pastor, Reverend Malcolm Duncan, said: “Gold Hill Baptist Church has served the communities of Chalfont St Peter and the surrounding areas for 250 years and for more than four decades we have been exploring the possibility of developing an additional venue that could be used to bless, serve and strengthen the people of the area. We are thrilled that we have been able to acquire a site at the heart of the village and secure it for the good of the wider community.”
The plans will bring much needed additional space for local charities, churches, community groups and commerce to work together.
Over the next few months consultations will be carried out so the new centre can have maximum impact when it opens. Organisers are keen to hear from as many people as possible to create the best use of the space.
The leader of the HubHeartHome project team, Reverend James Simmons, said: “We have received warm support from the leaders of the Parish Church and we look forward to working with them, other churches, schools, charities, the Youth Centre, the councils and commerce to create a centre that is fit for purpose and able to support our community for many years to come.”
“We live in a fantastic community and this facility will further strengthen our village,” Rev Duncan added.