School Building Project
High Street Methodist Church is already a prominent community building in the centre of Witney. it is a hub for community events, a meeting place for community organisations and home for some local charities.
Situated behind the church, the Old School Building is now empty having been vacated 2 years ago by The King's School. The Appeal is raising funds to enable the renovation and update of the building to make it a valuable community resource in the heart of Witney. Phase 1 has a cost of £200,000 and would refurbish the section immediately behind the church opening up several rooms to the use of groups and organisations within Witney. We still need to fundraise to furnish an fit out the new rooms.
Work on Phase 1 commences 28th May 2013.
Any donations can be sent to High Street Methodist Church, Witney OX28 5HG made out to 'HSMC Old School Building Appeal'. Thank you for your support.
Having received grants from WREN and West Oxfordshire District Council we are now evaluating tenders for phase 1 of the development of the Old School Building. Phase 1 is the block across the back of the church buildings and will provide a downstairs room with outside space and two or three upstairs meeting rooms of offices. Work is expected to start within the next few weeks.
Thank you for continuing to support this project!
An amazing amount of events have been taking place to raise funds for our school building project. People have been coming up with inspired ideas!! We have enjoyed quizes, cream teas, beetle drive, concerts and much more during this year. Do look out for our leaflets in the coffee bar which are updated regularly with events and information on how to give.
We would love you to join with us in this exciting adventure....j
FRIDAY 28TH JUNE ... 7pm
Beetle Drive with light supper
By popular request, the Beetle Drive returns. Join us for supper first before the dice begin to roll.....
Tickets £7, family ticket £21 (2 adults, 2 school age children)
from Val Donoghue
PAST EVENTS ...
So many to mention but here is a small selection of some of the events that have taken place over the last few years to help our cause
Ragtime to Broadway with Ivory & Gold
Anne & Jeff Barnham
7.30pm Friday 24th May '13
Saturday 23rd February: 7.30pm
come with friends as a team or join an team when you arrive.
More details to follow........
Sunday 17th March: 6.30pm
DIVINE CHORAL CLASSICS
Conductor Janet Lince
Saturday 8th December 7.30pm
An evening with Paul Leddington-Wright
Come along and be entertained with organ music and repartee provided by Paul who is a well known figure to those who have been involved with Songs of Praise.
This is a ticketed event. Please see the Events Committee to secure your seat at what will undoubtedly be a very popular concert.
The High Street Bake Off!
Saturday 17th November
Here's your chance to get competitive over your favourite bake. We are looking for Victoria Sponges, Scones, Chocolate Brownies or Cupcakes to be entered into this bake off.
Great prizes to be won!
All entries will be judged and then sold in aid of the Project.
Further details from Rachael Prince or Val Donoghue
Week Beginning 15th October
The Biggest Afternoon Tea PartyYou are invited to host an afternoon tea party at your home/office during this week to raise funds for the project.
Please sign up with Val Donoghue or Rachael Prince if you are keen to be a host.
Saturday 6 October 10-12 Coffee Bar and Lower Hall
Witney Model Club
'Fall into Autumn'
Little Oxford Big Band
CONCERT HELD on 22 September 2012
on Friday 7 September at 7pm in the Wesley Room
Come along even if you haven't read anything from the recommended list. Share your favourite books, do a bit of quizzing and tell us what you think SHOULD have been on the list.
Please bring your 'Big Read' pledge boxes.
Donations towards refreshments.
THURSDAY MARCH 15TH ... Cheese tasting evening at 7.30 pm
Come and learn about different varieties of cheese courtesy of Waitrose. Fruit juices will also be available. Tickets £5 from Helen Williamson
SATURDAY APRIL 14TH ... Coffee Bar and Plant Sale ... 10 am - 12 noon
In it's third year this is proving a popular way to stock your flower beds and vegetable patches. Donations of plants welcome. Organiser: Val Donoghue
SUNDAY 22ND APRIL ... Treasure Hunt and Tea
Join us for another popular treasure hunt. 2pm - 5pm
£5 per person including cream tea
Organisers: Debbie and Richard Lock.
SATURDAY 5TH MAY ... 7.30 pm
Jonathan Veira concert 'JV LARGER THAN LIFE'
Tickets £10 or £8 for under 16's
Available from Church Coffee bar, St Andrew's Bookshop or Rachael Prince.
SATURDAY 12TH MAY ... 10 am - 12 noon
Children's Toy and Clothes Sale
An opportunity to buy or sell good quality second hand children's toys or clothes. Tables will be available to 'hire' on the day.
More details available soon.
Thank you from Naomi and Hannah Prince for all those who supported their cake sale in January. A total of £61.40 was raised!
Thank you to all those who have bought bookmarks and bird tables made by Derrick King. Bookmarks are still available in our coffee bar to buy.
PSPAPPAST EVENTSALSO ...
Thank you to all those who supported us by buying Christmas Cards and Calendars.
BABY PHOTO COMPETITION
How many of our congregation can you recognise from their baby photos?
Competition now closed: Winner Inge Richards
MINI SUMMER FAIR
Thank you to all those who helped.
We were overwhelmed with your response to bringing in old clothes etc.
Family Favourites Recipe Book ... still available
A selection of favourite recipes from members of our congregation. Some amazing recipes which may or may not contain baked beans!!! Available from Rachael Prince. Cost £5.00
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|Old School Building Appeal|
Help us create a new centre for Children and Young People in the heart of Witney. Browse through our leaflet to hear how this project came to be. Click on the leaflet to view a full sized version. Do contact our Minister if you have any questions or would like to chat about this exciting new project!