Warm and smart – and that’s just the building

3C Community Church will this weekend (Sunday 27 September) celebrate the completion of a summer refurbishment of its historic building on national Back to Church Sunday.
Over the summer, the 307-year-old chapel has been completely redecorated and an energy-efficient gas central heating system installed.

Reverend Noel Fellowes, who oversaw the work, said: “Local contractors and a number of volunteers from our own congregation have worked tremendously hard: we are all delighted with the results. The church is now warm, smart and fully equipped with the latest sound and display equipment, making it suitable both for our regular worship and for our many special community events.”

The £8,000 cost of the heating project has been partly met by two grants: £3,000 funded by the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust with landfill tax contributions donated by Cory Environmental; and a £2,000 CHEERS Grant award from the SevernWye Energy Agency.

In addition to the heating project, work carried out over the summer at 3C includes:

  • Re-decoration of the chapel walls and gallery
  • Re-location of the light & sound mixing desk
  • Installation of flat-screen monitors for displaying song lyrics and videos
  • Re-pointing of a large external wall and painting window frames
  • Levelling of floor and fitting of new carpet.

The fast-growing family church in Church Road, Cam, recently launched its own Canoe Club. The church was formed last year when Cam Congregrational Church and Cotswold Community Church joined forces. 3C also incorporates Pulse Youth Church, which meets on Sunday evenings at Woodfield Youth & Community Centre in Cam and is currently running a Youth Alpha course.

Media contacts: Rev Noel Fellowes on 01453 546775 or Paul Herbert on 07957 864875.