Cornerstone Project Setup to Raise Money for Crewe Church Extension

Article and Photographs: Jonathan White

Please Note that the launch weekend has been postponed following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

St Andrew’s Church on Bedford Street in Crewe have submitted plans for a refurbishment of one of the vestries at the church, which will involve an extension being built to provide a new kitchen, new meeting room and new accessible toilets.

St Andrew’s Church in Crewe (photograph: Jonathan White)

The church has called the refurbishment the ‘Cornerstone Project’ and funds are now being raised for the new construction, which would enable them to improve their existing activities and host more community groups and events to reach the most vulnerable.

Architects drawing of extension by Graham Holland Associates

The ‘Cornerstone Project’ will shortly be officially launched during a weekend of fundraising events: 

  • Saturday 10th September: Family Fun Day 10:30am – 2:30pm. Free admission. Stalls & Games, Tombola’s, Raffle, Face Paints, Bouncy Castle, Hot & Cold refreshments, Police & Fire Service.
  • Saturday 10th September: Evening Concert 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Singing Sensations and guests in concert. Tickets £5.00 per person including refreshments. Children’s tickets £2.00 per child.
  • Sunday 11th September: Service of Celebration at 9:30am.
  • Sunday 11th September: Afternoon Organ Concert & Cream Tea 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Tickets £5.00 per person. Children’s tickets £2.00 per child. Phil Houghton playing music from the shows through the decades, plus requests.

Robin Edwards, ‘Cornerstone Project’, St Andrew’s Church said: “Our church prides itself on serving the community. The Cornerstone Project is an exciting opportunity for us to improve the range of facilities we can offer by building an extension to the church to accommodate a new community meeting room, kitchen, and new WCs with disabled toilet and baby changing provision. This will extend accessibility to all and enable us to expand the scope of our activities. We will be working more closely with a wide range of organisations, allowing us to reach more of the most vulnerable in our neighbourhood and beyond. Your support at the launch weekend would be very greatly appreciated.”

For further information relating to the events, please contact Robin Edwards 07947571564 or Rachael Edwards 07821787650.