What is Operation Jericho?
For many years at Christian Life Centre the church building has been too small and many attempts have been made to secure alternative sites but have all failed. CLC has grown in number and influence but we need space to gather as a family, to train and encourage our children and young people and an administrative centre from which to continue to serve our
community. In October 2015 the house next to the church (916 Bristol Rd.) went up for sale and was bought in January 2016 with the view of extending our building. However, 916 is a semi-detached house so to extend we must also buy 918 Bristol Rd. 918 was not expected to be sold for several years but suddenly went on the market on 26th January 2017.
The Leadership Team met, prayed and unanimously believes God is leading us to buy 918 Bristol Rd. Without the purchase of 918 Bristol Rd it will be impossible to extend our current building, it is our Jericho! All our saved funds were used to purchase 916 Bristol Rd and we took out a small mortgage of £50,000 over 15 years to cover cash flow. We did not expect 918 to come up for sale so quickly. We are not in a position to simply buy 918 so we must seek God together and raise some money.