Dorcan Church - St. Paul's and St. Timothy's Fundraising Appeal

You can donate to our appeal fund by BACS transfer to the account below. Cheques should be made payable to "The Dorcan Church".
Gift Aid Form

QR Code for quick donation.

St. Paul's Church Centre, Covingham

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 youth and playgroup rooms. The members of the church have raised funds to replace the chairs in the chapel. The chapel heating has been upgraded; The Chapel and Hall floors have been replaced and an improved dividing screen has been installed between the chapel and hall. We are grateful for the help of grants from the Garfield Weston Foundation, Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust and The Landfill Communities Trust.

While the income from lettings covers the day to day running there is a need to raise funds to continue the maintenance to the structure and fittings of the building.

As St. Paul's is not a traditional or listed building grant aid from many sources are closed to us.