Grant to repair a listed church

Trinity Methodist SUS-160721-091225001
Trinity Methodist SUS-160721-091225001

Trinity Methodist Church in Broad Oak will benefit from £24,900 to address urgent roof repairs to its Grade 2 listed building.

Trinity successfully applied for the grant through the Government-funded Listed Places of Worship: Roof Repair Fund.

The minister, Rev’d Peggy Heim commented: “We are delighted that the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund have recognised the needs of our village chapel alongside those of many great churches in this country.

“Trinity has been serving its local community since 1855 and this grant will help keep the building in good condition for many years to come.”

Senior Steward, Angela Pepper added “We are working hard to update both the outside and facilities of the building without destroying its charm and essentially Victorian character.

“We shall be concentrating on the needs of less able people and better insulation to reducing our carbon footprint, as well as a smarter appearance for the village.

“Once the facilities have been improved, we hope that the chapel and its meeting rooms will be used by various community groups, so we greatly appreciate the support of the local community for our fundraising events.”

This money is part of a wider funding package of £22.9million to 401 historic places of worship across the UK.

The fund was launched by the Chancellor in his Autumn Statement in December 2014 and the funding package has now seen a total of 903 places of worship across the UK receive a share of £55million.

The Fund is administered by the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) on behalf of the Department for Culture Media and Sport.

For more on Trinity Methodist contact peppernews@hotmail.co.uk.

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