Grand opening of The Centre

A NAILSEA church will be celebrating the official opening of its new building on January 29.

Nailsea Baptist Church, which has bought and transformed the old Church House in Silver Street, has turned the building into a community cafe and film club.

Now named The Centre, the building will become a base for coffee mornings, elderly lunch clubs, film clubs, informal messy church services for families and a host of other activities.

Pastor Gary Woodall said: “The building has been absolutely transformed. It’s now a multi-purpose facility,

“We are very excited about the possibility of how the building is going to be used in the community.”

The church carried out extensive research last year, asking members of the community as well as doctors, teachers and social services what kind of services Nailsea needs.

So far the church is planning to run a community cafe on week days from 9am-12.30pm where drinks are free.

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Messy church services, where families can enjoy crafts and songs, will be held at The Centre on the second Saturday of each month, but the church will continue to hold it’s Sunday morning services at Kingshill School.

Leaders have also invested in an automatic screen and surround sound so they can continue to put on current and family films at the venue on the last Saturday of the month.

To support older people in the community, meals for pensioners will be held on the second Monday of the month at 12.30pm.

The church, which also runs parenting workshops at Nailsea and Backwell Children’s Centre, are continuing to ask members of the community what services they would like to see offered at The Centre.

Staff are currently investigating the possibility of running after school activities and more services to help the elderly and isolated living in the area.

Everyone is invited to The Centre’s opening at 11am, where people can enjoy a tour of the new facilties and end the day with a family film at 5pm.

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