£50,000 for church re­vamp

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

FUND­ING has been ap­proved for a new com­mu­nity hub in Up­ton Pri­ory.

A grant of £50,000 from fund­ing body WREN will be used to re­de­velop the Church of the Res­ur­rec­tion to cre­ate a com­mu­nity hall and new kitchen and toi­lets, as well as re­vamp the wor­ship space.

Rev Stephen Callis, from the Church of the Res­ur­rec­tion, be­lieves the new fa­cil­ity will make a huge dif­fer­ence to the lives of peo­ple liv­ing in the area when it opens at the end of 2016.

He said: “This project will pro­vide a real boost to the peo­ple of Up­ton Pri­ory.

“It’s fan­tas­tic that WREN has awarded us this money and we’re re­ally look­ing for­ward to our church build­ing de­vel­op­ing into a com­mu­nity hub over the next 12 months.”

WREN is a not-for-profit busi­ness that awards grants for com­mu­nity, bio­di­ver­sity and her­itage projects from funds do­nated by FCC En­vi­ron­ment through the Land­fill Com­mu­ni­ties Fund.

Richard Smith, WREN’s grant man­ager for Cheshire said: “We’re de­lighted to be sup­port­ing the re­fur­bish­ment works at Up­ton Pri­ory and are pleased our fund­ing will make such a dif­fer­ence to so many groups of peo­ple across Mac­cles­field.”

Fundrais­ing to pay for the works con­tin­ues with a Christ­mas con­cert by the So­ci­ety of Recorder Play­ers on Sun­day De­cem­ber 6 at 3pm. Tick­ets cost £7-£10.

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