Initial State of Building
WESLEY'S OLD METHODIST CHURCH, WOLVERTON, MILTON KEYNES, MK12 5JL
Over 2010/11 The Elders & Directors came to a place of FAITH over selling The Kings Centre - the old Admin Centre (with an acre of non-residential land) to finance the purchase of a PEOPLE BUILDING.
Wesley's was a large old Methodist Church with a large Sunday School & Kitchen/Toilet Facilities, but 20 years ago the rear hall was knocked down (although a Grade II Listed Building) taking all the facilities away: It has suffered 20 years of neglect with holes in the roof not repaired & Victorian airways & vents covered over stopping all air flow. The rain & lack of ventilation caused major Dry Rot and Brown Rot damage along with other issues meaning the removal of the old floor to save the rest of this beautiful building before it is too late.
We are restoring the large front half to full use & doing major renovations so that once again JESUS is worshiped in this building and a community touched.
The Wolverton Railway Town Community is very excited about this renovation and seeing one of the four major show piece Grade II Listed Buildings in the town: It gives us a fantastic 'walk to' people building in the middle of the town.
Purchase of property (March 2012)
Formation of team (June/July 2012)
Kings Church Team
Dry Rot & Tanking Specialist
Stain Glass Windows Specialist & Stone Works etc.
Numerous surveys & reports gathered to send to Listed Buildings & our Architects to write the planning applications to carry out all works.
Section 9 Listed Building Emergency Works. (Removal of Dry Rot & Brown Rot floors & plaster work etc. and temporary repairs to roof holes & ventilation opened.)
Architects drawings & feasibility studies completed over July - Sept 2012.
Presentation of completed drawings for extensions, new floors, tanked cellars (all works etc.) to Listed Buildings for full planning approval (included surveys & reports from section 3).
Planning has now been submitted. View proposed plans here.
A) Appointment of contractors in any areas not yet agreed
B) Application for grants once all planning approved and drawings available for submission.
Start works which will take 12-18 months to complete.
"All God's work is by FAITH"
We already have half to two-thirds of the funds necessary to do the works and are in faith to God for the rest - through grants and donations etc.
Any gifts should be made payable to Kings Church MK (Building Fund)