Recent Building News
 
Penzance Baptist was delighted to receive a £19,300 grant from the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repairs Fund in June 2016. The fund was open to organisations, trusts, congregations with the responsibility of looking after a listed place of worship. The fund was launched by the government in December 2014 and has helped just under a 1000 places of worship.
 
 
The grant has been used to address some significant damp problems that are a consequence of weaknesses in the roof, guttering and drainage at the church. The project also removed existing asbestos, gutters, drains and fascia boards replacing them with new provision in keeping with the requirements of the Grade II* listing. 
 
Pastor Jonathan Stobbs – ‘The awarding of the LPOW Roof Repair Grant is excellent news for the chapel. It is a unique building which has been home to the Baptist congregation in Penzance for 180 years. We are delighted that this money has been given to preserve that legacy. It also enables the church family at PBC to add to the ongoing story of this local Gospel church under God’s gracious hand.’
 
There has been some coverage of this in local media, but for a full version of the press release, please click here.