Judging by the progress that Torbay Ordinariate Mission’s campaign to purchase the redundant Methodist Church in Chelston has made so far, it looks likely to achieve or come near to its initial target of raising the £150,000 purchase price by April as planned. The current amount raised (on the morning of 22nd February) is £91,532.41 (or £95,245.27 including gift aid), representing almost £60,000 since the beginning of the internet campaign on 16th December.
So can I please encourage all our readers once again, and anyone of your friends who might be enthusiastic about the development of the Ordinariate, to contribute generously to the Chelston appeal. Help to provide a base for Ordinariate worship, fellowship and outreach in the Torbay area and thus promote Pope Benedict’s prophetic project .
Thank you all in advance.
P.S. The similar fund-raising project at St. John the Evangelist, Calgary, Canada, is apparently also progressing well, with 61 individuals and families pledging the equivalent of more than £150,000 on one single Commitment Sunday. Their long-term target is, however, much higher at 1,685,000 Canadian dollars (or approx. £870,000). They hope to raise a significant initial sum by way of specific donations and finance the remainder through regular mortgage payments as part of the running expenses of the parish. Your support for this campaign would also be most welcome.