Church of St George the Martyr, Newbury


To create a warm, welcoming, easily accessible and fully used community building out of a cold, damp and under used church building. To maximise, in a cost effective way, the use of on-site renewable energies. This project is the Final Phase of the total project, which started in 2009.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2013 to 5:00 PM, 18 December 2013

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1133241)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • ReligiousReligious




The problem is a shortage of community facilities for the local community, consisting of 5,000 people in 2,000 homes. St George's Church built a Community Centre, which was opened in 2001 bu itt can no longer cope with the demand for community faciklities for meetings and events' The problem will worsen because planning approval has recently been given for 2,000 more homes in the next twenty years, with building expected to satrt in 2014.


The problem will be solved by adapting the church building so that it can be extensively used for community activities. It requires the building to be made warmer, less damp more accessible and more welcoming. Itl involves the use of on-site renewable energies, as their use provides the most cost effective solution in the medium term. Phases 1 and 2 are complete and fundraising for the Final Phase started in April 20123. It is a completely new heating system, based on ground source heat..