District grant funding has helped transform the main hall at Victoria Hall, Sheffield allowing it to be a more flexible and accesible place to worship and enjoy.
Until autumn of 2022 use of the magnificent main hall was constrained by fixed cinema style seating. This affected its use for the Sunday morning congregation who were developing more collaborative and member-led worship, for the Sunday evening Oasis congregation run in partnership with The Salvation Army and Church Army, for the weekly City of Sanctuary multi-agency asylum drop in, for city centre events, conferences and concerts which fund the continued availability of the building for missional activities.Furthermore the seating – despite being governed by Listed building regulations – was becoming irreparably dangerous.
A district grant of £6,900 helped The Foundry Sheffield (the Methodist controlled charity which manages the building) to install flexible seating and restore the wooden floor. If you were at our April District Gathering you will hopefully agree that it is now an inspirational flexible space, and will want to encourage The Foundry Sheffield in their determination to raise new funds to complete the job of making it fully accessible.