As many of you know, the planning application for the development of Dundonald Church was submitted to Merton Council at the end of February.

Thank you to all those who supported our planning application and sent in their representations to the Council as part of the public consultation.  The review process is taking a bit longer than we had hoped but we anticipate that our application will be considered by the Council’s Planning Applications Committee at their meeting on 20 July and we should then get a decision confirmed during August.

If you are new to Dundonald and perhaps are not familiar with the background to this project, we hope to write to you personally to outline the project in greater detail and explain why we are looking to develop the site and how we hope the new building will serve God and reach out to the community for many years to come. We will give you an opportunity to support the project financially at that time should you wish to do so. In the meantime, do take a look at our planning application on the Council’s online planning portal.

Whilst we wait for the Council’s decision, the Building for the Future (BftF) team are meeting with a number of potential development partners and considering the best way to progress the building development should our planning application be successful.

Finally, thank you to everyone for making efforts to review the way we travel to church perhaps leaving the car at home from time to time and especially for where we park when we do come by car. It is important that we continue to be considerate to our neighbours. Here is a reminder of the different ways of travelling to church and where to park if you do bring a car.

There are a number of things we’d like to ask you to pray about over the coming weeks:

Given the delays in getting a decision on our planning application, we hope to provide the next full project update in September. If you’d like to contact the project team over the next couple of months with questions or comments, please do contact us at

Thank you for your ongoing support to this project.

Building for the Future Project Team

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