Contemporary Reordering of St Michael le Belfrey York

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Architecture February 19, 2019 May 7, 2019

The leadership of St Michael le Belfrey Church, in the heart of the beautiful and historic City of York are seeking Expressions of Interest from experienced architect-led multi-disciplinary teams for the reordering of their church building.

The reordering of St Michael le Belfrey Church has been under consideration for much of the four decades since the revival of the church through the ministry of David Watson. The resulting changes in the numbers and profile of the congregation together with a more modern style of worship and the availability of new technology are providing incentives and opportunities – alongside the pressing need for major building repairs – to make the building more fit for purpose in the 21st century.

Our vision for the project is to renew and enhance the historic Church building of St Michael le Belfrey in order to inspire and enable 21st century worship and mission, to meet the needs of the people we serve and assist God’s plan to transform the North of England from the heart of Yorkshire.

The mission for the building of St Michael le Belfrey is to provide a significant and attractive resource facility for engaging and welcoming people into the family of God, realising our strategic emphases of making disciples, nurturing disciples, developing leaders and planting churches.

This requires creating a space which provides an open, welcoming, accessible and warm Church environment, with a flexible interior arrangement while remaining faithful to our heritage. The reordering will seek to embrace the use of current technology to its fullest, while at the same time preserving the most significant historical and architectural aspects of the building. In this way we will blend modern practicality and versatility with beauty, and declare and encourage our values of simplicity, humility, festivity and generosity.

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