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raised of £2,305,000 target
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St Luke's Gas Street

St Luke's Gas Street Building Fund

Continue to develop the Gas Retort House building for Birmingham DBF because we want to be 'light for the city' of Birmingham

50 %
raised of £2,305,000 target
by 147 supporters

Birmingham DBF

Birmingham Diocesan office for the Church of England

Charity Registration No. 249403


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The Church of England in Birmingham is committed to reaching out to every person of every generation with the love of Christ.  The old gas works, a wonderful shell of a building on Gas Street right in the heart of Birmingham, was bought in 2015 as the venue for a new church targeted at students and young adults, and opening in February 2016.

The Revd Tim Hughes was appointed Priest-in-Charge of St Luke’s Parish. He and his wife Rachel bring a wealth of leadership experience from their 10 years at Holy Trinity Brompton where Tim was Director of Worship, heading up Worship Central, an international worship training and resource centre.  Tim and his wife Rachel are Lead Pastors of Gas Street, which now has over 700 regular members every Sunday across three gatherings

The church is targeted to reach Birmingham’s un-churched and de-churched, and play its part in the re-evangelism of Birmingham and the transformation of its society. Gas Street is a Resourcing Church:

  • sending out teams to partner with other churches who ask for help to bring new life and energy to a parish in new expressions of prayer, worship, mission and ministry;
  • delivering high quality training events on all sorts of topics (worship will be a key one) which will be open to people all over the region; 
  • encouraging its members to bless their neighbourhoods in practical ways wherever they live.

All building development costs are to be met by funds raised. The current phases in development will cost a total of £2.3m.  Phase 1 and 2 have been completed, and we are now looking to raise funds for Phase 3 of our building development project. Any donations are gratefully received - thank you.

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  • Lilleshall Hall planned
  • Retort House now
  • Retort House planned +2