Hard of hearing church boost
Published on: 26 Sep 2013
HARD of hearing church goers in Mangotsfield will benefit from a community grant.
Around 200 people each week visit Mangotsfield and Castle Green United Reformed Church in Cossham Street.
A PA and loop system had already been installed in the church sanctuary area to help people who have difficulty hearing. But the church says it wants to extend the system.
Members of the church applied to South Gloucestershire Council’s Chase Area Forum for a grant to help fund the equipment and were successful in securing £750. An additional £750 has been given by Kings Forest Area Forum.
Church treasurer and property manager Deslyn Gillespie told councillors: “The project will benefit everyone that uses the premises that has difficulty hearing, including parishioners and local community users such as preschool children.
“We wish to enable people to hear and get more involved so they feel included in community activities.”