Team gives church a wondeful makeover

PPG employee Kath Rhodes painting the pews at Norristhorpe United Reformed Church as part of their commitment to the local community'Picture by Dean Atkins
PPG employee Kath Rhodes painting the pews at Norristhorpe United Reformed Church as part of their commitment to the local community'Picture by Dean Atkins

A congregation is celebrating after a paint-making firm gave the inside of their church a divine makeover.

Dozens of workers from PPG Architectural Coatings spent four days painting the inside of Norristhorpe United Reformed Church as part of a new scheme.

Church member Brian Robbins said: “We are incredibly grateful to PPG for selecting the church for this initiative. The interior looks great now and promises to remain in great shape for years to come.”

The firm’s Community Engagement scheme aims to complete six free redecorating projects within five miles of its Birstall office.

PPG finance director Felicity Parry said: “Our mission for community engagement is to create brighter and more colourful communities in the areas we operate in across the world.

“Projects like the fantastic refurbishment of the Norristhorpe United Reformed Church are evidence of that commitment being brought to life.”

The refurbishment at the Norristhorpe Lane church was completed by 38 members of staff from the firm using Johnstone’s Trade paint products.