Many of you will be familiar with the building on the corner of St. Paul's
Drive and Kingfisher Drive in Covingham. St. Paul's - also a community centre
- is helping the local community by providing a centre for many church and
non-church groups. The centre fills a gap in the provision of a meeting
place for pre-school and after school groups, a social meeting place for
senior citizens, a branch of Swindon Library and hosts groups trying to
lose weight or re-gain lost fitness as well as many others.
The building is over 40 years old and is showing signs of tiredness. By
improving the facilities we will make the building more comfortable and
attractive to the many people who use it.
Recently we have funded from our own resources the upgrading of our kitchen
and a new floor to the playgroup room. The members of the church have raised
funds to replace the chairs in the chapel. The chapel heating has been upgraded
with the help of grants from the Garfield
Weston Foundation and Wiltshire
Historic Churches Trust.
While the income from lettings covers the day to day running there is a
need to raise funds to upgrade the partition screen between the hall and
As St. Paul's is not a traditional or listed building grant aid from many
sources are closed to us.