ST ENDELLION HALL APPEAL

The Endelienta partners (the St Endellion Festivals Trust, the St Endellion Parochial Church Council and the Diocese of Truro) have set about the task of making the St Endellion campus a hub for the arts and spirituality which will thrive as a creative and spiritual magnet for an ever widening community. In doing so, they will be building on the international reputation of the St Endellion Music Festivals, the unique qualities and collegiate status of the Church, and the pockets of artistic and spiritual expression already present in North Cornwall. With a year-round programme of classical and jazz concerts, regular poetry workshops and an annual book festival the aim is to continue to widen our arts offer and to break through traditional barriers and find new participants and audiences. We will reach out to both younger and older people, and to those affected by poverty, disability or social isolation.

But the development of Endelienta’s programme needs better facilities for participants and audiences alike. Consultation has shown that there are many local groups who could use enhanced hall facilities for rehearsals and community activities. Endelienta projects are in the planning stages for working with schools, youth groups and the elderly, all of which would benefit from the availability of an attractive, well designed hall.

Developing the St Endellion campus: a new Hall

  • If the vision for St Endellion is to be realised, the existing hall is too small, and its kitchen space, storage space, toilet facilities and disabled access are all inadequate. In addition, the heating and lighting need to be greatly improved. We have put together an initial specification for a new hall which:
  • satisfies the varied requirements of the Easter and Summer Music Festivals for rehearsal space, interval facilities, storage, etc.;
  • provides excellent modern facilities to serve the wider community (local, North Cornwall, and beyond) for a full range of uses – social, musical, artistic, educational, health and fitness, and spiritual;
  • has a design which relates well to the Grade I listed Church and the surrounding area;
  • continues to provide facilities for Church-related activities as at present, such as meetings of the PCC and the Mothers’ Union.

The design specification for the new St Endellion Hall envisages:

  • a sensibly shaped, acoustically designed space with seating for 100 at tables
  • flexible space allowing as many activities as possible
  • improved toilet facilities
  • improved kitchen facilities
  • bar space
  • ground level secure storage
  • wider entrance lobby and entrance doors
  • an office
  • a meeting room
  • covered areas outside
  • an extended car park

After a competitive selection process, Arco2, an architectural practice based in Bodmin, have been appointed to take the project forward. They specialise in low-carbon, sustainable, architecture, and have much relevant experience. More information can be found at www.arco2.co.uk.
Hall Uses
Building on the international reputation of the St Endellion Music Festivals, the unique qualities and collegiate status of the Church, and the pockets of artistic and spiritual expression already present in North Cornwall, the Endelienta partners (the St Endellion Festivals Trust and the St Endellion Parochial Church Council and the Diocese of Truro) have set about the task of making the St Endellion campus a hub for the arts and spirituality and thrive as a creative and spiritual magnet for an ever widening community. With a year-round programme of classical and jazz concerts, regular poetry workshops and an annual book festival the aim is to continue to widen our arts offer and to break through traditional barriers and find new participants and audiences. We will reach out to both younger and older people, and to those affected by poverty, disability or social isolation.

But the development of Endelienta’s programme needs better facilities for participants and audiences alike. Consultation has shown that there are many local groups who could use enhanced hall facilities for rehearsals and community activities. Endelienta projects are in the planning stages for working with schools, youth groups and the elderly, all of which would benefit from the availability of an attractive, well designed hall.

The St Endellion Hall Appeal

We are most grateful to all those who have donated funds to St Endellion since the Golden Jubilee Appeal was launched at the Summer Music Festival in 2008 and to the 2013 appeal for essential roof repairs.

We now need to raise about £600,000 more if we are to realise our plans for the a new Hall at St Endellion.

If you wish to make a donation to the St Endellion Hall Appeal, please do consider completing and returning the gift aid declaration; this enables us to claim back tax and makes this much more valuable. You can download a gift aid form for printing out by clicking here.

Cheques should be made payable to “St Endellion PCC”. Please mark your envelope “THE TREASURER” and post it to The Rectory, St Endellion, Cornwall, PL29 3TP.
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