Crown 20/20 Update
“Crown Church aims to invest in a major upgrade of our church buildings to provide a warm and welcoming home for worship, equip us with modern and accessible facilities to support Christian outreach into our community and to help our church meet the needs of that community.”
Looking to the Future
One of the key objectives of Crown 20/20 in regenerating our historic church building at the heart of the Crown community is to provide an attractive and welcoming new main entrance. We have worked closely with architect Billy Reynolds to identify the best location and we are ready to share our vision with the congregation and wider community via this PowerPoint presentation, which includes a detailed caption to explain each slide.
After much thought, Kingsmills Road has emerged as our choice. It will be tastefully lit and accessed by steps or a ramp to ensure accessibility for all. The existing main doors on Kingsmills Road will be used in future solely as fire exits. The Midmills Road entrance will remain available, particularly for young people heading for the Upper Hall.
So our plan is that once you enter via new double entrance doors on Kingsmills Road, you will be greeted by a welcome desk, back office, café tables, servery and cut through into the Transept - all at one level and one space.
As you walk through the Transept set up for worship on a Sunday, we propose turning the seating in the Sanctuary round to face the McGilp Window, with the pulpit and communion table relocated at this end of the Sanctuary to make the most of this stunning feature as a backdrop.
We think these are exciting plans that will deliver our aims of making the church a more modern and welcoming place to worship, meet and take part in community events.
Please click on the PowerPoint entitled “Looking to the Future”.
For an update to the work which has already been successfully carried out to our newly refurbished upper hall (including pictures) please click here.