Diocesan press releases

Double grant success for west Wales churches

Two churches in St Davids Diocese have been awarded grants by the National Churches Trust for urgent repairs and community development.

NCT has awarded St Nicholas’ church, near Goodwick (pictured above), £10,000 to help fund urgent roof and stonework repairs.

The church will also receive a £2,000 Micro-Grant from NCT in partnership with the Cinnamon Network to help set up a recognised social action project to help local people.

Mrs Rhian Lloyd, Church Warden of St Nicholas church said:

“We are simply delighted and thankful to have been awarded such a generous grant from the National Churches Trust. This award will help ensure that St Nicholas church continues to serve as place of worship and a focal point for the wider community as well as visitors to our area for generations to come”.

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Meanwhile, St Michael & All Angels, Cwmystwyth – the Hafod Church – also receives a £10,000 National Churches Trust Repair Grant to help fund urgent roof repairs.

A spokesman for the church said: “Members and the local community of Eglwys Newydd/Hafod Church, Cwmystwyth are most grateful for the generous support of the National Churches Trust. This will enable our historical and much loved church, which is situated within the beautiful Cambrian Mountains, to continue its services of worship and to welcome the many visitors who appreciate the heritage, both of paramount importance to the well being of the local and wider community.”

The re-roofing will ensure that the church will be structurally secure and weathertight. It will ensure that the church’s valuable heritage, such as the stained and painted glass windows, lead wor, and its beautiful limed oak timber roof and furnishings, will be conserved.

Hafod is one sixteen churches on the Peaceful Places heritage trail. Visit the website

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