Monday, 20 April 2009

Preparing for the 1st Working Group Meeting

Hope you saw the piece in the Journal on April 9th - quite good except for the lack of reassurance about the graveyard. Let me re-iterate - nothing is going to happen to it.

3 weeks today since the meeting, so I expect some of you want to know what's been going on (apart from Easter services and all that..). Well, the beginnings of a working group have been drawn together - a possible 13 of us are going to meet on May 1st to plan the next steps - marketing, business plans, feasibility, funding... 

Also the minutes of the 30th March meeting have been written up in 2 sides - I was going to attach it to this, but apparently blogs don't work that way, so just email me/ send a comment and I'll mail it to you.

Welcome if you've found us from facebook - somehow we need a link between the two sites I feel!

Still a mountain to climb to save St.John's, but it feel a whole lot more possible now than it did at the start of the year. Thanks everyone.  


Thursday, 9 April 2009

Working Group

It was great to have so many people from the local Bemerton community at the recent public meeting, and we now have enough volunteers to form a Working Group of about a dozen supporters. We'll be contacting them in the next few days to arrange a initial meeting, so that we can start making plans for the future of St. John's.

We'll use this blog to keep everyone informed about our progress, and will be in touch individually with all those who came to the meeting and have offered to help.

It's not going to be easy, but by finding new and imaginative uses for the church building, St.John's can and will be saved for future generations.

First steps

After the succesful meeting on Monday 30th March, it was suggested that we should be using the internet to highlight the plight of the church and gain support.

A blog, with several contributors could be a way of letting people know what is going on and gathering a community. This is only the start and hopefully something great will grow from this small seed.