Church of The Holy Spirit
of this, our more modern building is, at the moment, in need of refurbishment and this is still being planned as part of our improvement programme. But, as the result of the fire in 2012 priority was given to much needed improvements to the church interior that were carried out at the same time as the fire damage restoration.
What goes on inside
Here and, in the refurbished centre alongside, there are different Sunday services, plus activities (on Sunday and in the week) for children and older young people, families and adults.
Church of The Holy Spirit (CHS) (New Inn Lane GU4 7HW)
Is where most of our services and other activities take place.
One phase of our refurbishing work, including the main hall, has been completed.
We had planned to start more work to complete the building which will then better enable us to serve our local community but these plans were changed as fire damage restoration work (in autumn 2013) presented an opportunity, at the same time, to make important improvements to the church interior at the same time.
A picture of the long-term proposal for the new frontage is shown below.
See our vision for the Church of the Holy Spirit and Centre on the left.
Hire our Centre and other facilities
Our refurbished Centre (large hall) and church buildings can be hired for Private functions
See hire our hall for more information and pictures of our hall.
More about the fire at CHS
In May 2012 there was a break-in and an arson attack when a fire was lit inside the church itself.
A very considerable amount of damage resulted, from the smoke and water used to extinguish the fire.
Restoration work was completed in late November 2013 and, at the same time the opportunity was taken to carry out essential re-wiring and insulation work as well as the building of a new entrance and a much needed church office. Some photographs of the work are shown on our CHS Restoration page
One of the sad results of the fire was that the popular Friday morning ‘Caterpillar Café’ that took place in the church could not meet meet as the building was not in a good enough condition to enable this parents’ and toddlers’ group to meet.
Following the repairs it is hoped that Caterpillar Café will re-start early in 2014.
We want the
Church of The Holy Spirit
to be :
• A place where children and adults can learn, play and grow in faith together in a light, attractive and child-friendly space.
• A place where older people can have easy access and comfortable surroundings to meet one another in fellowship.
• A place with properly
equipped resources so that groups can meet, and learn and grow together in understanding.
• A place where the church family can enjoy meeting and eating together, and welcome those who are coming into the life of the church.
Our picture gallery
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How we help when you are planning a
|Vicars' Letters - from 'Burpham Times'|
|hire our hall / facilities|
|October 2012 - God has a Perfect Plan|
|November 2012 - Remembering|
|December 2012 - Being in the Nativity Play|
|January 2013 - New Starts|
|February 2013 - A Risk of Faith|
|March 2013 - God's wonderful creation|
|April 2013 - Which way God?|
|May 2013 - Was Someone Up There listening?|
|June 2013 - What is the root of all evil?|
|July 2013 -All change|
|August 2013 - Building Projects and being pregnant again!|
|September 2013 - Growth and fruit!|
|October 2013 - God's Plan to make all things new|
|November 2013 - Courage!|
|December 2013 - 60 seconds to change Christmas|
|January 2014 - Beyond "MY" hope for 2014|
|February 2014 - Neighbours|
|March 2014 - Journey into 15|
|April 2014 - Parallel Universe?|
|May 2014 - What are your life's limitations|
|June 2014 - Pentecost - A Time of Transformation|
|July 2014 - Genesis - In the Beginning|
|"SPACE" - (every 2nd Sunday at 7.00 pm - except August)|
|2014-01-05 - 2014-01-26 - JONAH|
|2014 - God's World|
|2014 - Mission Impossible|
|2014-03-02 - Vision Sunday 2014|
|2014 - Fully Alive|
|2014 -Designer People|
|Mission Accomplished !|
|Fully Alive - What is true spirituality?|
|Transformation - Grace|
|Transformation - Growth|
|Transformation - Giving|
|Transformation - Groups|
|Transformation - Gifts|
|Transformation -We Know Him So Well|
|Designer People - Our God - The Designer|
|Designer People - OurWorld - Designer Pad|
|Designer People - Our Identity-Designer Identity|
|Designer People - Our relationsships - Designer Relationships|
|New to us?|
|Your special services|
|help arranging BAPTISMS|
|help arranging WEDDINGS|
|help arranging FUNERALS|
|community & caring|
|Christians against poverty|
|support for carers|
|Bible reading plans|
|Church Family happenings|
|Women's Breakfast - March 2013|
|Looking back : 2012 a review|
|Christmas Weather Quiz 2012 - Answers|
|Quiz Night report - May 17th 2013|
|BBQ - Sunday 8th June|
|Weekly Sheets & publications|
|our two churches|
|Report on 2013 APCM|
|APCM Reports 2014|
|Other (e.g. Annual Reports as PDF files|
|Caterpillar Cafe Report|
|Home Group (Selbourne Rd)|
|Messy Church Report|
|Music at Burpham Report|
|Thursday Discussion Group|
|Women's Breakfasts Report|
|church of the Holy Spirit (CHS)|
|Burpham Church - history|
|Messy Church at Burpham|
|Slide show - Messy Carols 2012|
|Slide show - September 2012 Messy Church|
|Drop In (for older adults)|
|Music at Burpham (adults and ...)|
|Midweek groups for adults|
|Sunday morning rota|