Buildings Review

Hi Everyone,
Please find copied below a letter going out to all members in the coming days. However these meetings are open to all who are interested in potential changes to the physical structure of our buildings.

As you may be aware the Kirk Session has been exploring the future of Forth St Paul’s and in particular with regards to its buildings. Maintaining our buildings in such a way that they are an asset rather than a burden is an important element of stewardship. We are sure you are aware that we have had a number of issues with our buildings over recent years and our maintenance costs are steadily rising.

Therefore the Kirk Session, with funding from the General Trustees, undertook an Options Study where an Architect, Raymond Angus, drew up plans and ideas on how we could best utilise our buildings and the land we have available. The Kirk Session have settled on a broad outline design that they feel is appropriate. And therefore the Session want to let all members and interested people know that they are now working on a feasibility study (working out the finer details including internal and external designs, funding and costs).

Therefore you are warmly invited to attend any or all of the following presentations.

Sunday 18th August and Sunday 25th August immediately following morning worship and Wednesday 21st August at 7:30pm when Raymond, the architect will also be available to answer questions.
All these presentations will take place in the church.

Questions and discussions will take place after the presentations and there will also be an opportunity for feedback using feedback forms. You are welcome at more than one presentation because having time to reflect and think about potential change can be beneficial and generate other questions.

Please remember this isn’t just about having a church or church building in Forth in 2013 but the intention for there to still be a viable church and buildings in 2113 and beyond.

God bless.

Sent on behalf of Forth St Paul’s Kirk Session
co-ordinated by the buildings organising committee