AN appeal has gone out for donations to help a Redditch church finish an ambitious building project, that has been 20 years in the making.

After more than two decades of meetings and discussions, St Philip's Church in Webheath started to build an annex which is hoping to provide much needed toilets, a kitchen and cafe area, and an office and meeting space.

Work is well under way on the community annex project, which is currently at the final phase: glazing, and internal fittings.

However, money is needed to finished the long-planned project.

A spokesman from the church said they are still looking for cash to finish the build.

"The annex project has reached the exciting stage of having the windows put in," they said

"Donations towards the cost of windows would be most welcome – please give as you feel able.

"Or would you be able to sponsor a window – a donation of £500 would go a long way towards the cost of a window. You might want to commemorate a loved one’s life or celebrate a special family event."

During the long history of the church there have been many additions to the original building, including a vestry, chancel screen and updating the original pipe organ

It is hoped the annex will serve the community of Webheath by providing a space for a whole range of activities, events, classes and clubs.

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