We had our Annual ‘Africa Aid’ concert last night – but this time at a new venue – the St Peter’s Centre in Loughborough. St Peter's was built in 1911 and was once a hub of community activity. In recent years it was made ‘redundant’ as a parish church and lay unused for a number of years. As a result of a partnership project between Elim Church and Open Heaven Church money was raised and a massive refurbishment project was undertaken. The building now has a new glass fronted entrance, a fully operational commercial kitchen, a large auditorium and meeting rooms of different sizes.
The interior of the old church building [left] has been completely refurbished – with an excellently equipped kitchen, and space for ‘coffee shop’ at the front, and then the main body of the church made into a superb auditorium. Upstairs there is a balcony housing the PA system, with more rooms behind. It is a very exciting development, and looks great. [More pictures below] Well worth a visit if you are in Loughboro’ [have a coffee and cake!]
We served tea and coffee throughout the Folk Evening, and halfway through, the trusty Kirby Soup Kettle was called into service to provide minestrone. Bob was upstairs doing PA, whilst I was busy catering – thankyou Ian, for coming to be Bob’s roadie in my place [a girl cannot be in two places at once] We raised well over £300 for these three African Charities – EAP, African Steps and Mtengo
Click on the collage to see better shots of the auditorium, the kitchen, Bob enjoying the Behringer Digital Desk, and more.