St George’s Church, Tredegar, a landmark in the town, is to share in a £391,000 funding payout from the National Churches Trust.
A £40,000 National Churches Trust Cornerstone Grant will help to fund urgent and essential repairs including restoration of the tower structure, a new tower roof and repairs to roof joists.
St George’s church is one of 29 churches and chapels in the UK to benefit from the latest grants from the National Churches Trust, the UK church repair and support charity.
Broadcaster and Journalist Huw Edwards, Vice-President of the National Churches Trust said:
“I’m delighted that the future of St George’s, Tredegar is being safeguarded by a £40,000 National Cornerstone Trust grant. This funding will help ensure that the church can continue welcoming people of all faiths and none for worship and community activities.”
“At the heart of the nation’s history and at the centre of local communities, churches and chapels are some of the UK’s best loved local buildings. But their future is not guaranteed”
“The financial and practical support provided by the National Churches Trust helps many of UK’s churches, chapels and meeting houses continue to flourish at the heart of their communities, by preserving their architecture and keeping their facilities up to date.
“But everyone can make a contribution to the future of the UK’s churches and chapels by volunteering to help look after the building. If you’ve got practical skills you could help clear drains and gutters, if you are a good communicator you could help show people the history and architecture of your local church or you could simply keep an eye out for vandals or thieves. “
“Churches and chapels may be historic buildings, but they can be part of our future, too.”
Fr John Davis, Vicar of St George, said: ‘This National Churches Trust Cornerstone Grant will enable us as preserve this important historic building for future generations and provide easy access for the disabled of this generation. St George’s can now open its doors to more people, and we welcome people to Worship and use our Community facilities.’