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Project information

The Resound Cente

Our Church in Mangotsfield/Emerson’s Green is no longer large enough to accommodate the growing church membership and activities. The new Resound Centre will be a place of worship and community arts centre, engaging with the community and bringing about change for local residents.

November 2010 - November 2011

Charity information: Bristol Christian Fellowship

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  • Need


    Our current dilapidated church building is no longer in use and is an eyesore. It is not large enough to accommodate our growing church membership and the work we want to do reaching out into the community.

    There are no similar facilities within the area and people have to travel into the centre of Bristol for arts, musical and theatre performances.


    The Resound Centre will be home to our growing family congregation, an established preschool, and a new community centre for the arts. With a creative congregation, the Centre will mark a new and exciting direction for the church in terms of community engagement and mission.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To reach out into the community


    » To rebuild our community church building - the Resound Centre - as a place of worship and a community arts centre

    What success will look like

    Success will be achieving the design and build of a new church community building and seeing people using it.

  • Impact


    We will see an active church and lively growing congregation with many local people using the facilities either on a one-off or regular basis. It will be used for public performances.


    The contractor could fall behind schedule with the build. The total cost of the project needs to be carefully managed so that we do not exceed our budget. We will ensure adequate and regular detailed communication with our quantity surveyor and contractor to keep the project to budget and on time.


    We will provide regular financial and narrative update reports, together with an annual report and accounts and more frequent email bulletins where appropriate.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,442,144

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,442,144 Building work Designing and building new building

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Church members £78,000 Guaranteed
    Trust donations £5,500 Guaranteed
    Sale of buildings £400,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Mangotsfield/Emersons Green area of South Gloucestershire, on outskirts of Bristol. It is an area with a mixed population, fairly impoversished alongside relatively wealthy. A new business park and new residential housing are being constructed in the area.


    Crossways Pre-School, Church members, Bristol Christian Fellowship staff and volunteers, Youth groups, the elderly, the public attending ticketed musical performances, local businesses, other local community groups. There are very few facilities in the area for local people and we aim to provide services for elderly residents who are marginalised and isolated, as well as activities for children, young people and families.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Over the past forty years, BCF has developed strong links with the communities of Emerson’s Green, Mangotsfield and outlying areas within Bristol, having extensive experience in managing church programmes, community projects, an independent school and a commercial café.
    and resource efficient. With a strong commitment towards community engagement, BCF has also worked in partnership oversees, helping to build and manage schools, orphanages, and micro businesses in India and Zambia.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Edwards Partnership And Contractor (Yet To Be Appointed)

    Quantity surveyor and builder. They will manage and conduct the build with oversignt from our Project Manager

    Cathy Knowles

    Project Coordinator. She will liaise with the design and build teams to ensure the build is completed to our specification, on time and budget.

    Tim Groves

    Church Leader. He is responsible for partnership work in the area with other organisations to enable full use to be made of the new building.