New Pioneer Appointed
We are delighted to welcome a new member on the team, Lynn Davidson, who joined us on 1st April 2019 as a town centre pioneer.
This is a wonderful opportunity for us as the Churchestogether in Bracknell to demonstrate both our unity with one another and our love for Jesus. We are called to be an expression of His love in the place where we are planted and want to encourage you to share the date with your congregations as we need volunteers to participate in all aspects of the day, children’s activities, setting up, clearing up, etc. Our aim is to become a warm, amiable and visible presence in Town.
10.15am: Assemble at Holy Trinity for prayer walk (if any youngsters want to dress up, come to Langley Hall at 10.00am).
10.30am: Prayer walk moves off.
11.15am: Prayer walk reaches Square in front of the Bull Pub; giveaway teams start handing out.
11.20am: Choristers and singers from St. Josephs, Holy Trinity, Warfield will begin proceedings (all welcome)
Followed by live worship bands, puppet show and craft activities plus the ongoing giveaway activity.
Suggested finish time is 1.30pm.
artists impression of new town quarter, looking from railway station towards Market Inn, from Bracknell Vision 2032 (BFC)
Bracknell Forest council have published their Vision 2032 document. This details further stages of town centre development over the next 12 years. The Deck / Princess Square refurbishment (phase 3) is delayed, not surprising given the downturn in retail and hospitality, but the Council is hoping to release funds to kick start it, with a revised opening date of 2021.
The big picture includes two other major sites. First there is the area around Easthampstead House (the old council offices), although we’re delighted to hear that rather than sitting empty it is going to provide a hub for start up businesses run by The Bracknell Project Ltd, with the aim of helping more than 35 fledgling businesses grow.
As well as studio and work space, the building will include a small café for businesses and their customers and a communal space for artistic and cultural events. Further details at https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/news/2018/12/council-signs-lease-projekt-transform-easthampstead-house-new-business-hub.
The other site involves transforming the areas occupied by the current bus station, Jubilee Gardens and the pedestrian route that links to Church Street etc. to create a new town quarter. This will also involve filling in underpasses and creating a much more open feel to the centre, with a mix of smaller retail and housing etc.
To see the full vision document go to:
Lexicon Proms will be running from April to September of the 1st Saturday of the month. At time of going to press we only know details of one event, which is July 6th because the churches are involved in it and it will feature youth musicians from Bracknell. Proms events run in the performance space next to Waitrose, from 4pm – 8pm. For other Lexicon events check their web-site or facebook page:
We have a programme of meeting up for meals in the different restaurants in the town centre, on 2nd and 4th Friday evenings. If you’d like to join us and get to meet a few people then e-mail Jim firstname.lastname@example.org
Regular gatherings for prayer at the Bull
We meet in the upstairs room at the Bull pub for prayer for the town centre, on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 10am and on the 4th Wednesday at 12.30pm