Celebration fortnight for new Redland church halls

November 01 2016

The newly developed halls at Redland Parish Church opened last month to the delight of parishioners. The building has undergone a £2.4 million transformation of the dilapidated 1950s hall to a suite of three interconnected light and airy halls designed by Redland architects, O’LearyGoss.

Redland church

The newly developed halls at Redland Parish Church opened last month to the delight of parishioners. The building has undergone a £2.4 million transformation of the dilapidated 1950s hall to a suite of three interconnected light and airy halls designed by Redland architects, O’LearyGoss.

Following the Family Service at the start of the month and the Ignite Sunday evening services, members of the congregation have said they think it's wonderful to have an adaptable space with so much potential. People have remarked on how bright and airy the building is and how it reduces the church’s carbon footprint. Children attending the church’s Elevate youth club have commented that they love "having so much space", "the cool lights” and "the colours of everything!”

An opening fortnight giving people the opportunity to look around the rooms begins with a Service of Dedication with theRt Rev Mike Hill, Bishop of Bristol at 10am on Sunday, October 30. 

An Evening with the Voller String Quartet is planned for November 4, followed by the Opening Fair on November 5, between midday and 4pm. Light lunches and teas will be on offer from the new kitchen, plus a flower arranging demonstration and a magician .Bristol’s accomplished chamber choir, Exultate Singers, give a celebratory concert on November 9 at 7.30pm.  T hey will be performing music written by TV composer and Redland Parish Church minister, Steven Faux. Four Psalms have been set to music, each lasting about five minutes, and two of those Psalms have a short film playing.  Steven said: “It’s a really exciting project to be involved with. The singers are so good and because of that I’ve written a piece that is harder to sing - something which I found much more taxing. These four Psalms are a test for me before I go on to write something even bigger.”

Any profits will go towards paying for the last bit of the new halls. Tickets at £12 are available from Exultate Singers shop and from Opus 13, 0117 923 0164.