A CHURCH in Skegness is fast renovating a new site in the hope of making it a community hub for the whole town.
The New Day Christian Centre, currently based in Lincoln Road, felt last January that it had outgrown its building, so when a large former paint balling building became an option, the centre looked into purchasing it.
Now the church is working on phase one of the former The Street building, in North Parade, which they hope to have completed by the new year.
The venue, which will be named ‘thestorehouse’ once complete, will include a state-of-the-art coffee shop, soft play area, spaces available for rental, a kitchen, reception area, toilet facilities, a dinning room and events space, among other things.
Also set for the building is a large main arena or auditorium which will be able to seat around 1,000 people with the overall £1m renovation set to be completed during the course of the next year.
David Middleton, Pastor, said of the project, “We believe in the revival of Skegness, we want to see not only the physical but social and spiritual renewal of our town.
“Our current building inevitably puts restrictions on how well we can do this and it has been our intention to go bigger in order to amplify our ability.
“We felt that this building if renovated would help bring this end of North Parade back into the prominence that this building was originally intended for.”
A fund-raising auction will take place at the New Day Christian Centre in Lincoln Road on November 19. It will take place from 7pm and there will be a viewing session on the day from 10am till noon. Tickets cost £5 with a buffet included. www.newdaychristiancentre.co.uk