Community boost for Spen church

Cleckheaton Methodist Church
Cleckheaton Methodist Church

Churches in Cleckheaton just keep improving, as work has just begun on a new £100,000 scheme to refurbish one of its historic places of worship.

Cleckheaton Methodist Church in Mortimer Street has been given grants to improve its facilities, and work started this month improving the church’s community facilities.

More than £32,000 of the total has been donated by the trust, with that money going towards work on the ground floor community hall, snooker room, toilets and storage facilities.

The Rev Roger Smith said: “We are delighted that the improvements are getting underway.

“The project will really enhance the comfort and enjoyment of the centre’s 700 users per week, including older people and those with disabilities, who use the community facilities.”

The improvements to Cleckheaton Methodist Church come just two months after work finished on improvements to St John the Evangelist church in Church Street, that were also supported by the trust.

Acting executive director of The Veolia Trust, Maria Cade, said: “Centres like this one play a vital role in our communities and it is important for them to be comfortable, warm, well-lit and energy efficient. It is great to hear that work is starting and I am sure the improvements will benefit the community of Cleckheaton for years to come.”