A NEW kitchen has been installed at a Wall Heath church thanks to a £35k grant.

Wall Heath Evangelical Free Church received a cash boost of £35,582 from Enovert Community Trust  to fund the refurbishment of the kitchen to provide improved facilities for groups using the church.  

The project has seen the installation of a new commercial kitchen and community café which runs regular luncheon clubs for the elderly, lonely and vulnerable.

The Church can now host catered events providing a valuable additional revenue stream, while the community is welcome to hire the premises for events.

Kay Cram, Church administrator and fundraiser, said: “The church is very well-used by many groups in the neighbourhood, and we hosted our first conference last week, when the kitchen facilities were put to fantastic use. 

“On behalf of all those who use the Church, I would like to express my gratitude to Enovert Community Trust for the grant, which has enabled us to make these fantastic improvements to the facilities.” 

Angela Haymonds, Trust Secretary of Enovert Community Trust, said: "The Trustees were delighted to provide a grant towards the kitchen installation at Wall Heath Evangelical Free Church. The church provides a vital focal point for the local neighbourhood and this project will ensure the facilities are fit for purpose and appeal to those looking to hire the hall.”