Top 10 Questions about Eternal Wall
We will begin building the access road in the autumn of 2021. In 2022 we will be building a temporary visitors centre and starting the groundwork. The Mobius will be built off-site during 2022 and constructed on-site during 2023. We anticipate the opening to be at the end of 2023.
Each answered prayer will be digitally linked to a specific location in the impressive structure. Using a bespoke app, you will be able to hold your phone up to a brick and discover the specific answered prayer it represents with either audio, video or text.
The app will be specially designed to allow you to have access to every brick on-site. Even the bricks on the arch, which is 51.5 metres high.
Eternal Wall is a piece of public art made up of a million stories of answered prayers. Every story is subjective and, as with any piece of art, people from all walks of life will be encouraged to come and admire the structure. We do have a validation process to prevent abuse, but ultimately this is a piece of art that thousands of people will contribute to. and it is their answered prayers that make up Eternal Wall.
The total build will cost approximately £10m. Once built, we anticipate Eternal Wall will generate more than £1m per annum. These funds will go towards; 1 Million bricks worth of social housing, Charities and local good works.
The Vast majority of our funding has come from the public, and we believed this to be the first crowdfunded national landmark.
Crowdfunding is at the heart of Eternal Wall. We believe there is something special about building a national landmark that is funded by tens of thousands of people.
Our intention is to undertake all the capital investment without incurring any debt, creating a larger net profit for charities.
Once Build, Eternal Wall will be funded by the carpark, cafe, book shop and educational centre. These funds will go towards; 1 Million bricks worth of social housing, Charities and local good works.
Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer will be a piece of public art about Jesus. It is open for everybody to visit and enjoy.
The UK is incredibly diverse. We believe a multi-faith society is about having the freedom for each faith to express their beliefs. To that end, Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer will include an exhibition within which there will be the opportunity for other faiths to express their view on prayer.
Eternal Wall is designed in the shape of an infinity loop called a Möbius strip. A surface which has neither beginning nor end and which can never be classed as a static, finite wall. Created by taking a ribbon, giving it a half-twist, and then re-joining the ends to form a loop, the shape is essentially a single surface running fluently in an ever-connecting line. As a result, a person can never be on the outside or the inside of it.
For us, the continuous nature of the band represents how God is always listening and always answering our prayers.
The monumental structure will rise 51.5m into the sky.
A global competition was run with the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2016 to find a design for Eternal Wall, and received 133 entries from 28 countries. Southampton-based practice, Snug Architects put forward the winning concept and we announced this in May 2019. Since then, the design has been developed and refined in response to the site, increasing in scale and impact.
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Once Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer is operational it will generate significant income to continue to invest into social housing and other charities. For every brick in Eternal Wall, we will be putting another brick into social housing.
Additional funds will also be donated to charities and good works with a minimum of 10% donated to local projects. In the first 20 years, we expect Eternal Wall to generate over £30M for charities and good works.
We believe that God has an unlimited supply. Because of this, it isn’t a choice of whether Eternal Wall should be built or if other worthy causes should be funded. We believe that God has enough to provide for both. The Bible says that God is a gracious and generous God. We want to demonstrate this with Eternal Wall.
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