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Green and pleasant land, South Belgravia

Funded on Spacehive 25 July 2020 Delivered 21 October 2022

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Green and pleasant land, South Belgravia

Green and pleasant land, South Belgravia

St Barnabas Church By St Barnabas Church

Our aim is to keep the church open both as a community space and a place of sanctuary. We will create a green meeting space where social distancing can be observed and those who pass by can rest.

City of Westminster Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 25 Jul 2020!

The church was built in 1850 to serve the parish of St Barnabas off Pimlico Road. Our strap-line is 'serving and encouraging'. Serving, because we believe the church (its building and its people) should serve the community - welcoming all. Encouraging, because we believe that we should encourage all people to engage with faith issues (whatever their faith, or of no faith). We have a building that is beautiful. It lies in the centre of a specific district and we want to encourage more people to use our spaces. So often people (in general) are looking for a little peace of quite, a space to ponder, maybe to sit and eat their lunch, to get out of the mid-day heat (or during rain) depending on the season, and we want to make your church more easily accessible and inviting. Our project will enable the creation of an outdoor space where social distancing can be observed comfortably and will encourage those who pass by to come in and rest a while.

What we'll deliver:

  • A green space open to the public during daylight hours.
  • Somewhere to sit and eat your lunch.
  • Headspace - are area to sit and rest/think/be.
  • An outdoor space where social distancing can be observed comfortably

Why it's a great idea:

We are often told by people in the community they would like to see us open more. Personal balance and well-being are essential to decreasing stress and anxiety. We have a space that can be used even more that it already is by; residents, local workers, tourists. This historic grade 1 listed building is well preserved but now needs to move into its next stage of development.

Steps to get it done:

  • Buying all the containers and soils & positioning all the different containers.
  • Buying and planting up (with the support of the community - possibly school
  • Seating purchased and installed in the courtyard
  • Children and adults using the space

We are also aware we need to think through out signage, and how we signal to the wider community that we are open and all are welcome. We have a website that is regularly updated with opening times/events/services.

Location City of Westminster

About the space

Situated just of the Pimlico Road, a design district and thoroughfare.


City of Westminster

How will the money be spent?Total £6,213

Plants, soil and gravel/pebbles - £1,800 (29%)
10 x planters - £1,600 (26%)
3 x 4ft bench - £1,200 (19%)
4 x chairs - £680 (11%)
2 x low tables - £330 (5%)
2 x tiered raised beds - £240 (4%)
Other - £363 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Plants, soil and gravel/pebbles
10 x planters
3 x 4ft bench
4 x chairs
2 x low tables
2 x tiered raised beds
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Additional seating/planting and renovating the courtyard gates.

Total £6,213

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