The PCC held a special meeting on Tuesday 19 January to share and discuss your feedback from the BYC video presentations. Thank you for your prayers for this meeting and for the considerable and considered responses you gave us. These were presented to the PCC anonymously and included a whole range of positive, encouraging, constructive, helpful and challenging comments and questions – for which we are very grateful. The more we challenge ourselves, the better the building will be at delivering God’s vision for his church and community.
What happens next?
Every piece of feedback is being assimilated under different headings, including:
- Positive endorsement of the project
- The things we had already noted for the architect to address
- New ideas we hadn’t yet considered
- New or different requirements that need further discussion
- Concerns about timing and fundraising
- Suggestions and offers of help with how we can put the vision into action in our community.
We will await the response from the Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) before progressing any of the feedback with the architect, as their response is key in determining how the project develops from here. We are also in the process of speaking to community groups and local councillors, and they may also add new considerations to the process.
In the meantime, please continue to feed your comments back to us by email. We have also added some documents and the video on the BYC page so that you can find out more about the background and vision for BYC.
Please continue to keep the BYC project in your prayers and especially the vision of growing and serving, asking, “How can I help to bring about God’s vision for His people in Oxshott?” We shall shortly be sending out information about special prayer times for the project, timed around important dates in the planning process, and for the activities we anticipate hosting within the new buildings. Please watch this space!