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Funding Boost for St Peter & St John's
30/08/17

St Peter and St John’s Church in Rugby has received a £10,000 National Churches Trust Community Grant to help build an extension to the church hall to house toilets, a reception and a meeting room. The church also received a £2000 National Churches Trust Micro-Grant in partnership with the Cinnamon Network to help set up a social action project to help local people.

The church is one of 70 churches and chapels in England, Wales and Scotland that are set to benefit from rescue funding of £522,241 from the National Churches Trust, the UK’s church support charity.

The expansion of St Peter and St John’s involves adding an extension to the hall to accommodate three new toilets. The new extension will also house a small reception / meeting room where the church coordinator will be relocated from the vicarage and where private conversations can take place with people in need of help from services such as Money Advice and Food Bank. 

Huw Edwards

Huw Edwards, Broadcaster and Journalist and Vice-President of the National Churches Trust said:

“I’m delighted that St Peter and St John’s church in Rugby is to benefit from a £10,000 National Churches Trust Community Grant. The installation of up to date toilets and a new meeting room will ensure that the church can be used for a wide range of community activities and be at the service of local people”

Shelia Bridge, the minister in charge of St Peter and St John’s said:

“We are delighted to receive these grants from the National Churches Trust, and the Cinnamon Award, towards what we have called ‘Project Welcome.’ We hope that this church redevelopment plan will enable our building to better reflect our welcome to everyone and help us serve our local community more effectively.”

Please pray for St Peter and St John's as they undergo their redevelopment.