EWYAS HAROLD BAPTIST CHURCH, HEREFORDSHIRE
"With renewed light and warmth, we'd like to share our story of empowerment of our buildings which are now in a better position to serve our community thanks to the help of a grant from BBCIO’s Empowering Change Fund.
Our church hall is used for several community activities including a weekly coffee morning (Koffi Pot), an Art group, Community Singing and O Sew Simple as well as Sunday cafe style worship which are all part of the church's ministry and outreach to our village community.
We have had problems with the electrics for some time, affecting use of the kitchen (especially during Koffi Pot) and the heating and lighting in the chapel. In February 2020 an electrician established that the problem was that there was an inadequate power supply for the buildings."
"In order to meet the costs of the project, we applied for an Empowering Change Grant and were delighted to be awarded it.
The work has gone ahead, and is now completed. There were unexpected challenges along the way, but patience and persistence eventually paid off, the meter was installed and the electrician was able to complete the rewiring. We are delighted to have enough power for the buildings to fulfil their ministry and are very grateful for the empowerment of the fund to enable this to take place. "