Please donate and help us complete this much needed community project - The Beacon Hub.
This project has been shaped, crafted and developed with the help of our community. We have chatted, discussed and taken on board suggestions from many individuals and groups in our community.
This has formed the basis of our Community Audit in 2019. These ideas have fed into the plan and design of this community space...a space with inclusivity and accessibility at the heart of the design.
Thank you to all the charities, businesses, counsellors, local councillors, school children, families with young children, elderly and professionals who have helped us on this journey.
How can you donate?
Online : You can donate online via this website (see link above)
Cheque : You can send us a cheque made payable to "Portishead Methodist Church"
Please send to: Portishead Methodist Church, High Street, Portishead BS20 6EN
In-person donations: We also welcome donations at church every Sunday morning
Milestones & progress
The Church needed an additional toilet.
The Church held several consultation meetings to discuss the prospect of utilising our premises to meet the needs of our community.
David Hunter from Stride Treglown Architects presented three options to be considered for the redevelopment.
Redevelopment vision adopted by the Church Council
Our Community Group went out to research the community audit JULY - SEPT
Formation of Fundraising Group
Grant applications started
Fundraising within the church community : Gift Day 2019
Architects plan was drawn up
Redevelopment plans on view to the public
During COVID we were busy submit grants and finalising designs
Fundraising within the church community : Gift Day 2020
Tendering process started
Formation of The Buildings Group
Building work starts
First Redevelopment Newsletter sent out
Operation Group formed
Cafe Manager Role Grants Group formed
"Beacon 40" Fundraising Group formed
Full funding secured for our Cafe Manager Role
Hiring process started
Individual & household
We are proud to be supported by each individual in our community.
If you would like to have your name / your household name appear here on our donor list, please send us a message!
The Beatrice Laing Trust
Bernard Sunley Foundation
Garfield Weston Foundation
The Joseph Rank Trust
Leonard Laity Stoate Charitable Trust
The Methodist Church - District
The Norwood Newton Settlement
The National Lottery Communnity Fund
Portishead Methodist Church congregation
Somerset Church's Trust
Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes (TMCP)
Van Neste Foundation