Wessex Christian Fellowship church in Brookvale has expanded in order to welcome more members of the local community.
The popular church has built an extension to its community hall and redecorated using a £65,000 grant from Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s Local Infrastructure Fund.
The extra room has disabled access with a ramp and automated door, and provides storage space for various groups who regularly use the premises in Wessex Close.
The community room, attached to the church, is well used by groups such as mothers and toddlers, children, young people, the elderly, and also houses a food bank.
Pastor Sanjay Sanil said: “The grant was very much appreciated as it has allowed the church to open its doors to more people in our community. We have many specialist groups, including a Hungarian group every Saturday, and we now have the room to accommodate more people.”
The council’s Cabinet Member for Finance, Service Delivery and Improvement, Cllr Robert Tate said: “The extension to the community hall at the Wessex Christian Fellowship in Brookvale will attract more local people to meet there for a variety of interests.
“I am delighted to see funding from the council’s Local Infrastructure Fund benefiting projects such as this which encourage all members of the community to interact.”