Repairs and refurbishment Grant awarded: £7,000
The 2018 project for repairs and restoration has recently come to fruition. At the end of December a new community facility was opened and OHCT are delighted to have made a contribution to this facility by providing funds to cover essential roof repairs and the refurbishment of the existing floor. The plan to install underfloor heating and replace the original floor proved beyond the funds of the church when workmen examined the condition of the floor. Wheatley URC has come a long way from its primitive origins when, in 1842, the new chapel was opened in the former tannery barn. The structure has, over the years, been condemned, repaired and adapted but in its current form the church now boasts a new facility equipped to 21st century standards. The Mulberry Centre offers a welcome addition to both congregation and community.