PARISH NOTICE BOARD

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St Tarcisius Redevelopment Update.

The proposed new pastoral centre attached to the St Tarcisius Church in London Road, Camberley will  provide modern facilities that will better support the life and mission of our parish.


Guided by the Parish vision statement  “We encounter Jesus.  We grow together in His love”  the new parish centre will be light, open, invitational and welcoming to all who engage with our parish. 


The facilities of the new building will be accessible, support our worship, ministry training, discipleship formation, evangelisation initiatives and community life.


Following the consultation with Ministry Team Leaders in March this year, we had hoped to hold a whole parish consultation in June to discuss the revised plans using the valuable and constructive feedback received.   However, having asked Surrey Heath Borough Council if they would consider any planning applications for the St Tarcisius site we are awaiting a response to our application.


We have published the outline plans for the new extension to St Tarcisius Church which will incorporate the New Parish Centre, providing modern light, airy and welcoming facilities incoming with the 21st century.


The proposed drawings below are the originals used in the March consultation and do not incorporate any of the valuable feedback received from the Ministry Leaders.  We felt it best to hear what SHBC had to say before committing funds to revised drawings.


Please click on the headings below to see the proposed drawings of the modern facilities

 

Proposed Front Elevation

As viewed from London Road this new building will be designed in such a manner as to enhance the current courtyard approach to both the parish centre and the church, by extending an element of two storey accommodation across the blank brick gable end of the neighbouring building, screening a substantial amount of the gable from the street.  This new design provides a large welcoming entrance to the parish centre and church from London Road.

 

Proposed Rear Evelation

The proposed view of the church and new parish centre from Grand Avenue is enhanced and revealed by the removal of existing mature planting along this street boundary, and replaced with railings and a new pedestrian footpath which will encourage a new route for passers-by to see the church as they walk through to Lower Charles Street.  Gates will be at either end of the path.  The restful and prayerful green space will be preserved and used for parish events.  The main hall windows will incorporate the magnificent stained glass windows at St Peter and St John.

 

Existing Site Plan

Image showing the current Church, Presbytery, Hall and car park

 

Proposed Site Plan

Image showing the new parish centre which has been designed to sit alongside the church, but separated by a long linear glazed circulation space, joining all ground floor spaces together.

 

First floor offices and meeting rooms

Image showing the first floor offices and meeting rooms and Attic Storage

 

 

 

Safeguarding

The safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults is taken very seriously not only by our parish but indeed by the diocese and the whole Church and for obvious reasons. In our parish part of this involves ensuring that we comply by obtaining clearance by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) formerly CRB for anyone in the parish engaged in ministry particularly with children and vulnerable adults. The Parish Priest, Catechists, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Leaders of Children’s Liturgies, Sacristans and others who may from time to time provide a specific ministry must be DBS cleared.  Mr Mike Roycroft is currently the coordinator for this important Ministry.  he is contactable through the Parish Office.

 

Volunteers for St Augustine’s School
The school are always looking for volunteers to help out. Most classes have only one volunteer and one class has no help. Volunteers make a really huge difference, particularly with listening to children read. If you have an hour or two spare each week the school would love to hear from you. Naturally DBS checks will need to be made and any necessary training can be given. If you are interested please contact the parish office.

Want to Grow in your Faith?
EachWednesday morning Margherita Gosling leads a long established study group in the Prebytery at St Tarcisius Church. The study session follows the Holy Hour which begins at 9.30am, it starts at 10.30am and lasts an hour. The Group studies a variety of subjects taken from the the Catechism of the Catholic Church.   This is an opportunity for anyone wishing to deepen their faith and all are welcome

 

St Vincent de Paul’s “Big Blue Clothing Containers” & Food Bank
In the car park at SS Peter and John two large blue containers have appeared. They belong to the SVP and may be used to deposit unwanted clothing and garments. These clothes are collected and sorted out every other day. It is very important that all clothes placed in the blue containers must be clean and dry. Further enquiries to John Looby on 01276 537616. Additionally in each of our churhes there is large blue box for non perishable items.

 

Bereavement Group

A Bereavement Support Group is operated by the SVP in the Parish. It meets fortnightly in the hall of SS Peter and John outside of holiday periods.  Meetings start at 10.30am and finish at 11.45am. Refreshments will be available from 10.15am.  Death is part of life’s journey and is a natural process. The death of someone you love can be a very lonely experience. Everyone experiences grief differently and there is no ‘normal’ or ‘right’ way to grieve. Sometimes you don’t want to burden your immediate family, who may also be grieving, but perhaps meeting with others in a similar situation could be helpful. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one you are invited to come along, we will be there to listen to you. Please contact SVP on 01276 537616 or the Parish Office for more information.