Sheffield churches awarded donations

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Two Sheffield churches have been awarded funding to help modernise them for more community use.

The National Churches Trust has donated £20,000 to The Church of the Nazarene and £10,000 to Christ Church, both in Heeley.

The Trust has helped over 10,000 churches, chapels and meeting houses with funding to enable places of worship to become community hubs.

The Church of the Nazarene will use the cash to install modern accessible toilets and update kitchens and refreshment facilities.

Christ Church will spend the cash on new toilets with baby changing facilities and a new kitchen.

Broadcaster Huw Edwards, who is Vice President of The National Churches Trust, said: “The UK’s churches and chapels are a treasure trove of architecture, history and faith. But these buildings don’t belong to the past.

“They pay a vital role in our present and future too, acting as places of worship, community centres or simply somewhere to go for quiet contemplation.”

“The cost of keeping churches and chapels wind and watertight and paying for the installation of modern facilities is far beyond the means of congregations.”