New St Philip’s Centre is on Its Way!
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At a ceremony attended by local dignitaries the first foundations were laid for the brand new St Philip’s Church Centre in Dorridge. Blessed by the Bishop of Birmingham David Urquhart and applauded by West Midlands Mayor Andy Street, Dame Caroline Spelman and Saquib Bhatti MP, the new centre will offer a wide range of facilities for all ages in an area where population growth has outstripped the supply of modern local community facilities.
As part of the ceremony, memorial pebbles created by the congregation and members of the local community were buried in the foundations as a lasting tribute. The pebbles bear messages to honour and remember loved ones, special events and wonderful memories associated with St Philip’s.
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About the Centre
The new centre will be open 7 days a week and will include:
- Flexible worship space for up to 450 and also suitable for concerts and large meetings
- Sports / multi use hall
- Facilities for an Ofsted standard Nursery
- Youth Room
- 5 flexible size meeting rooms
- Counselling Room
- Drop In Coffee Lounge
- Disabled access including lift to upper floor
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St Philip’s Church is dedicated to offer services to the whole community. It will not be only a place of worship but somewhere useful, pleasant and happy for all of our community.
We have long since supported and made welcome all members of our community, young and old and our plan is to continue this by creating safe spaces for our younger members of the community with the Youth Space and amenities for uniformed organisations such as Brownies, not to mention our Creche Facility, and indoor sports facilities. For the Older members of our Community we will host our Friendship Club, Christian Aid Lunches, Dementia Friendly Coffee Mornings and for those in between Parent & Baby Groups and a drop in café for fellowship.
The new centre will build on this by ensuring that we not only continue these activities but provide meeting and office spaces for businesses. We will have space for concerts, wedding receptions, indoor sports and so much more.
It’s so important to us that you have your say.
We want to know what you want and what you think.
We want to include you in this centre and make it somewhere you will use and enjoy.
Please join us by sending us a message and letting us know what you would like.
Make a Donation
Partner with us to build an exciting future in the heart of Dorridge
Please do consider making a donation toward facilities which will enrich life in Dorridge for this and future generations.
How to Donate
Cheques should be made payable to St Philip’s and St James’ PCC and sent to the address below.
Please use an envelope marked confidential, St Philip’s Centre Appeal to go to the
St Philip’s Centre,
Account Name: St Philips Dorridge
Sort Code: 40-19-34
Account Number: 01037846
Reference: (Your name)
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We would be so grateful if you could complete the form for Gift Aid to allow us to claim back the tax on your donation. You can download the form here
Loans and Legacies
If you would like to discuss either of these options please call or e-mail.
Gifts and donations will be used first towards the cost of construction and fitting out.
Any surpluses will be placed under the control of the Parochial Church Council and used for future maintenance and upkeep and cannot be returned to donors.
You can contact us by phone or email:
Parish Office Tel: 01564 775652
St Philip’s Centre Appeal to go to
The Parish Office, St Philip’s Centre, Manor Road, Dorridge, Solihull, B93 8DX.