The New Iconic Sanctuary

Description

Contractor:
Twiga Constructions
Quantity Surveyor:
M & M Construction Consultants
Architect:
Studio Verv

Timelines

Groundbreaking:
25th March, 2018
Foundation Stone:
3rd March, 2019
Phase 1 period:
24 months
Phase 2 period:
24 months

Progress

20% complete

20% Complete (on going)

Property Development Committee (PDC)

This is the Parish committee assigned the responsibility to manage, develop and maintain the parish's property and all movable and immovable assets of the church. The PDC reports to Session.
The PDC has handled several projects, among them sinking a boreholes and constructing the upcoming Sanctuary.
Prof. Karanja Njoroge - PDC Chairman
PDC Members during laying of Foundation Stone on 3rd March, 2019

The Sanctuary

The Concept
The concept of the Sanctuary was formulated by a committee set up by the congregation chair - Elder Gitau to focus on improvement of the sanctuary. Later on, Session converted the committee to the present PDC.
The initial focus was on the Youth Tent, which was later on procured and installed. The next agenda was on increasing parking space. This was accomplished by reclaiming and extending the available and in the parish.
The design
The PDC engaged the congregation for input and proposal for development of an iconic Sanctuary. This attracted a number of volunteers who promised to offer their services pro-borno. Young Architects decided to engage in a competition to design the Sanctuary. From this competition, the church selected one out of the three proposals submitted. This was design was from Architect Githaiga from Studio Verv. However, all participants agreed to collaborate in this endeavour.
As seen in their design, the Sanctuary will have a theatre style setting 1700 seater with a unique 34-foot 'dancing roof'.
Funds
The project received endorsement and support from the Congregational Chair, Mary Dehi and Rev. Mundia in 2015. It is then that members were invited to start making pledges. Ksh. 100 miliion had already been pledged by end of 2015.
Professionals (consultants, contractors and engineers) were invited to make their bids for the project. The selection process was stringent as they required people with proven track records.
The actual costing totalled to Ksh. 360 M, this called for more pledges which was steered during a Retreat held in December, 2016 to restrategise. To date, member continue to make their pledges and redemptions when called upon.
Progress
Part of the project funds were used to sink a borehole and redesign and move the caretakers house so as to create space.
The contractual agreement with Twiga Contractors was signed. Twiga Contractors take pride in having dealt with huge projects such as All Saints Cathedral.
Construction began in April, 2018 and Phase 1 is expected to be complete in 24 months. This will include the sub-structure, super-structure and roof structure.
Phase 2 will include walls, doors, final roof, mechanica/ electrical works and landscaping.

Contributions/ Redemptions

Members and well wishers can continue making their contributions via the following platforms:

The New Sanctuary Fund A/C

Cheques payable to PCEA Evergreen Church
A/c: 0948815842 Barclays Bank, Queensway Branch
MPESA Paybill: 770525
A/C: Your name

The Church Bank Account

Cheques payable to PCEA Evergreen Parish
A/C 1340262060092
Equity Bank, Ridgeways Branch
Paybill: 247247 : indicate the purpose of the fund

MPESA

Paybill: 876552
For account no., Indicate the purpose of the funds

Beulah

PCEA Beulah Church
A/C: 1340274618252
Equity Bank, Ridgeways Branch



Merchandise

Members and well wishers can purchase these merchandise to contribute to the Sanctuary. Call 020-2461455 for purchases



Sanctuary Gallery

All
Ground-breaking
Architectural Design
Construction