Priest house given to the people

Inspired by Pope Francis our parish priest is giving up the presbytery as is and we want to make the new space available for the community

We did it!

On 9th May 2014 we successfully raised £15,845 of £15,000 target with 90 supporters in 42 days

Pope Francis has inspired the local Parish Priest in Gorton, Manchester, to give up his large presbytery in favour of a small and humble flat.

The space that is free'd up will be given over to the community, and to the Parish community project, SAFE which aims to provide a safe, friendly, inspirational place that encourages, affirms and challenges the local community.

You can read more about the project on the Independent Catholic News site, and you can find more out about SAFE in the video below, and by checking out the SAFE page of our website

£15,000 will enable us to do a third of the work, allowing us to make a good start on the building work. Any money given above that amount will go towards completing the project. If any money is generously given over the whole project cost, it will go into funding other SAFE projects for the community in Gorton.

Costs breakdown

New entrance and secure electronic entry system: £5571

Pope Francis Conference Suite and washroom facilities: £5987

Cardinal Hulme Conference Room: £2526

Community Kitchen Diner: £8030

Hallway, stairs and landing work: £5741

Office and waiting room: £2741

New flat and visitor facilities: £13903

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