Whitehead Methodist Church has received £20,000 from the National Churches Trust towards the building of its new church hall. Other grants it has received towards the project are £20,000 from the Rank Trust and £10,000 from All Churches Trust.
The money will help with a project to extend the upper floor of the church, reposition the staircase for disabled access and convert an air-raid shelter into a new hall.
Broadcast Huw Edwards, vice president of The National Churches Trust, said: “This funding will help ensure that this historic and much-loved church will continue to serve local people for many years to come.
Whitehead Methodist Church was built in 1900 in the Arts and Crafts style and possesses a large front lawn. The building comprises a single-storey church sanctuary with seating for 160 and an attached two-storey caretaker’s house (no longer used as such). An additional building was constructed adjacent to the church on part of the lawn to serve as an air-raid shelter in the Second World War.