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Project Brief

The Cornerstone Project - Project Brief

Following a period of extensive consultation with premise users, community groups and the congregation the following project brief was submitted to Angus Design Associates

Newbattle Parish: Mayfield and Easthouses Brief for Architect

Mayfield and Easthouses Church was opened in 1955 and originally conceived as a hall church, with a separate hall opening some 10 years later. This part of the parish includes significant pockets of urban deprivation and has many of the social problems associated with post war housing developments and more recent relocation of families from other areas with social needs.

The vision for ministry sees the church returning to its’ original intended function as a multiuse building, but reconfigured into a community hub offering a cafe facility, soft play area and flexible accommodation suitable for a variety of purposes including Girls' Brigade, play and nursery groups, Messy Church and traditional church services. Central to the vision is the church as a place of hospitality and welcome at the heart of the community. It is anticipated that the cafe facility can be further developed to offer employment training, healthy eating courses etc. as well as a place where people can meet in a safe, comfortable environment where alcohol is not served.

Guiding principles:

Inside the Mayfield and Easthouses Church Building

Outside the Mayfield and Easthouses building

 Points for consideration: