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Bright lights and a warm reception awaits the community at Christ the Servant Church
29 May 2015

Christ the Servant Church in Birkrig, Lancashire secured a £47,800 grant from Biffa Award; a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK, as part of the Landfill Communities Fund. 


The project, which was awarded funding under Biffa Award’s Community Buildings theme, is nearing the completion of works to refurbish and update the heating and lighting systems at the facility; in order to provide new activities, including a cinema.  Previously, the electrical system did not meet regulations and was in need of a complete overhaul to be able to adequately support new multi-media activities.  The heating system was inefficient, unreliable and could not be controlled in individual areas, which resulted in fuel wastage.


Once the project works have been completed, the building, which is used as a church and meeting space will continue to support a full programme of social events and concerts, including coffee mornings, a women's group, youth groups, internet cafe, camera club and Beetle drive. 


Reverend Dawn M Harrison, Vicar, Christ the Servant, said:


“All at Christ the Servant would like to thank Biffa Award for the financial support towards our new boiler and electrics.”


Bryan Bell, Administrator, Christ the Servant, said:


“The building is so much more inviting and welcoming with a friendly, homely atmosphere which enables all in the community to enjoy the facilities, services and events on offer.


Gillian French, Biffa Award Programme Manager, said:


“This project at Christ the Servant Church is an excellent example of how the Landfill Communities Fund can help improve local spaces for the community. We hope these improvements lead to many more years of use.”