TechRadars story: The ‘church of the future’ has just opened in St James’s church
NewsSpring Church is the brainchild of the St James church community and is an example of what the future may hold for St James.
The church opened its doors to the public on December 1st.
The building is designed to house 200 people in the same space as the current St James Church.
The design features a glass roof, glass walls and a dome, which allows the church to serve as a beacon for the surrounding area.
The congregation is led by St James, who has a long history of being active in the community.
NewsSpring has recently been given an official licence to be built on the site and has received the backing of the NSW Government to build the building.
St James is the oldest church in Sydney and is the only church in the area that has a building on the same site as the church it is built for.
NewsSt James Church was started in 1882 by the Reverend James Stokes and is currently in a partnership with the NSW Department of Primary Industries and Education (DPIE).
NewsSpring is the largest church in New South Wales.
It has a congregation of about 100 people and is one of the largest churches in Sydney.
The new building is the culmination of more than four years of planning and a process that began in September 2018.
News springs founder and CEO James Stoke said the idea for NewsSpring was born when he was approached by a local man in New York.
“I was approached to help out a local church in Brooklyn who had a building that they were building for the church.
We put in the whole plan, the drawings and everything and we were just getting on with it.””
There was a lot of planning involved.
We put in the whole plan, the drawings and everything and we were just getting on with it.”
When the time came to move forward with it, I thought, ‘well this is going to be fantastic.
I can’t wait to get on with the construction of NewsSpring.’
“So it’s got the glass that is supposed to be there, the glass roof which is supposed, and the dome, it’s going to sit right up in the centre of the church so it will be really bright and be able to support the dome.””
We needed to ensure we had the correct materials to ensure the building could be a strong building,” he said.
“So it’s got the glass that is supposed to be there, the glass roof which is supposed, and the dome, it’s going to sit right up in the centre of the church so it will be really bright and be able to support the dome.”
We’re also looking at the way that we have the church, so we’re going to have an open space.
“It’s going out to the community, the people who are coming to see the building, the visitors coming to the church will be able sit in the open space and have their photo taken with the church and get their picture taken with us.”
Stokes described NewsSpring as an “open space church” and said that it was not going to replace existing churches.
“If we want to make a change, we can come back to our church,” he explained.
The public are invited to come out and have a look around and have lunch in the cafe, go out to a pub, have a chat and socialise. “
The church is going out there, it is going on an open day.
The new NewsSpring church will also feature a large stage where people can see the people of News Spring congregate. “
As long as there is a space available for the public to come in and have dinner in the café or in the lounge, we’re open.”
The new NewsSpring church will also feature a large stage where people can see the people of News Spring congregate.
News Spring is currently working on a number of other improvements to the space and will also be providing more services, including a food court.
News Springs has also hired a local artist to design a mural of News Springs in the surrounding street.
News spring has also contracted with a local firm to build a large sign that will hang above the front of the building and to have a large outdoor patio for the community to gather.
News sprung has also partnered with a community development agency to make improvements to NewsSpring and will work with them to create a community plan for the site.
“Our intention is to get it up and running in a couple of years,” Stokes explained.