We’ve been discussing for some time what to name our new church and community building. Having whittled it down to a shortlist, the church meeting decided this week that the name of the new building will be “The King’s Barn – home of Peebles Baptist Church”. So why the King’s Barn? It’s on our land, [ more… ]
The following article appeared in the Peeblesshire News on February 1st. The original can be viewed here. BUILDING work has begun on the new home of Peebles Baptist Church. Construction began on the site at the edge of Victoria Park at the beginning of January. Work was kicked off by volunteers from the church who [ more… ]
Onlookers might have been forgiven for thinking we were drilling for oil on our land, but in fact this was a crucial part of the new building – hammering steel piles deep into the ground to strengthen the foundations. Our land at the edge of Victoria Park was originally a curling pond. Back in the [ more… ]
Our stage 1 building warrant has now been issued, just in time for the groundworks to begin! Graham Irvine’s team have been “scraping” the site, and the piling mat has been put down – effectively a layer of hardcore to take the weight of the piling machines. Additionally, the lamp post at the entrance to [ more… ]
Under the direction of Gordon our Project Manager, a group of excited volunteers from the church erected the security fencing around the site today. Once done, we gathered on site to pray and dedicate the project to God. This is something that people have been waiting for and praying about for 30 years!
After a lot more back and forwards debate than we’d anticipated, we thank God that planning permission has now finally been granted for the building! The changes that have been agreed include a clerestory window (a long, thin window all the way along the top of the roof) and some panelling in front of the [ more… ]
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