To serve the future generations of St Jude’s and the community, we will build a church centre that is welcoming, engaging and flexible for our community.
St Jude’s is conveniently located close to Melbourne University and RMIT with more than 95,000 students, opposite the Carlton public housing estates, and in the middle of a growing local community.
Amongst the things we already do are Sunday services, programs for international students, a homework club for those for whom English is a second language.
Our renewed vision will restore St Jude’s fully polychromatic brick Church, build education amenities and refurbish spaces for offices.
Our new community Education Centre will serve the needs of our community for the next generation.
The new Education Centre building will have seating for 100+ people, halls for teaching and four meeting areas all with modern education and training facilities and a commercial-grade kitchen for catering. There will be a children’s playground and open space for church and community use.
The cost is estimated to be $6 million. We may need to sell an existing property to support pledges of at least $4 million. As at mid July 2017, initial pledges and donations from church members have raised $2 million. We seek a further $2 million of donations or pledges over the next 5 – 7 years.
Donations to the St Jude’s Education Centre Building Fund are tax deductible.