Members of St. David’s Uniting Church in Pontypridd are excited with the progress of the lottery funded work taking place to the roof and external walls. Heritage Lottery funding is ensuring essential maintenance work to the roof and the external walls and will mean an end to buckets catching the water which habitually comes through the roof!
This busy and inclusive church is at the heart of its community in Pontypridd, serving its members and working with local community groups giving pastoral care, practical help to the homeless, researching mental health issues, working with schools, supporting local children, older people, refugees and sharing its building with a host of community groups such as local guides, Glamorgan Youth choir and Sing for Life Tenovus choir. Part of the building is leased to a drugs rehabilitation service, serving the district of Rhondda Cynon Taff.
Commenting on the award, the Minister Rev. Dr. Phil Wall said, “We’ve been in desperate need for the work to be done on the wall and the roof for quite some time so are thrilled to see it making good progress, in no small part thanks to the Heritage Lottery grant. Our church is all about the people – the people we meet with, the people we learn from, the people with whom we walk alongside throughout the week – but without a fully functioning building, it would be hard to offer a real warm, Welsh welcome to them all! Thanks to the work currently being completed, we can continue to offer space and sanctuary to those within, and well beyond, the church. The heritage, beauty and work of our church can now carry on for another generation. Hallelujah!”