Our Vision: To be a resource for healthy community life in Newbury

Our Church building renovation is nearly complete. 


Now, our energies are focused on making the Friendship House more useful and accessible for community use. 

Our vision of a facility serving the community includes: 

  • Collaborating with the town and local community organizations to serve as a true community center. 

  • Stabilizing the existing Friendship House. 

  • Expanding the existing kitchen and making room for a Food Pantry

  • Adding a wing with an at-grade entrance, two restrooms, one handicap accessible, a small office and a conference room.  

  • Drilling a new well and installing a new septic system. 

The total anticipated goal for the Friendship House is $250,000. 


What's Happening?

  • We have recommitted to pursuing support for the Friendship House renovation.  The campaign will be launched in the summer of 2021.  

  • Our Building Committee is reviewing a site plan and interviewing potential contractors.  
  • As we emerge from the pandemic, we are reaching out to the organizations which had been using the Friendship House and inviting them to return.  

This is the floor plan for the proposed renovation and expansion of the Friendship House

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This is an artist's rendering of the Friendship House with the new entrance and program wing.