Barry Methodist churches get grant boost
10:10am Wednesday 13th March 2013 in News
THREE Methodist churches in Barry have received a much needed boost thanks to money awarded as part of the grants from the Welsh Church Act Fund.
All three will receive a grant of £5,000, with each church choosing different projects to spend the funds on.
The money will contribute towards a new roof for Crossways Methodist Church on Court Road after the building was subject to continued metal theft. The funding will help to offset some of the costs the church faced following the thefts, as well as the installation of a roof less likely to be targeted by thieves in the future.
Cadoxton Methodist Church, which recently celebrated its 150th anniversary, will use its grant from the Welsh Church Act Fund to finance extensive stone repair work on the building’s frontage. The church building has suffered from water ingress and now requires weatherproofing and re-pointing work to be carried out.
Barry Uniting Church, which is an amalgamation of the Windsor Road United Reformed Church and Porthkerry Road Methodist Church, will use its £5,000 to progress a community facilities project for the Waterfront area of Barry. The first phase of the scheme is currently underway and will see a community garden and temporary building created on the site between the former Focus store and Waterfront Medical Centre. Once the two church buildings at Windsor Road and Porthkerry Road have been sold, the Barry Uniting Church hopes to launch the second phase of the project which would include the installation of a permanent building.
More information on the Welsh Church Act Fund can be found on the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s website at www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk