A major programme of redevelopment has been completed at Tondu Methodist Church. The award of a series of grants has enabled the creation of The Wesley Centre, which now offers first class facilities for all kinds of community groups and voluntary organisations. Work started in August 2013 and was completed in early 2014.
Funding for the project was awarded from: The Welsh Government Community Facilities and Activities Programme; The Heritage Lottery Fund; reach Rural Development; The Veolia Environmental Trust; The Garfield Weston Foundation; The Welsh Church Act Fund; The James Pantyfedwen Foundation; The Bridgend United Area of Churches; The Wales Synod of the Methodist Church; Newcastle Higher Community Council; Methodist Insurance.
The church congregation in Tondu has worked tirelessly over the last five years to raise the required matched funding for the project and to plan the way ahead in order to secure the preservation of a distinctive and much loved building which will now provides a much needed focus for a growing community.
Our continuing aims for the project are:
- To develop the building in such a way that it offers a flexible range of spaces that can meet current and future demands of user groups, while at the same time conserving the church’s architectural and historic integrity.
- To increase the usage of the building, both by the people of Tondu and district and by groups and individuals across a broader geographical catchment area of South Wales.
- To remind people of the social, cultural and industrial heritage of the building and the village.
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