Blunkett praises church transformation

David Blunkett attended the unveiling of renovations at St Marks Pentecostal Church  in Sheffield. David with Pastor Patricia Hallam
David Blunkett attended the unveiling of renovations at St Marks Pentecostal Church in Sheffield. David with Pastor Patricia Hallam
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A SHEFFIELD church has been treated to a £37,600 facelift.

Parishioners attending services at St Mark’s Pentecostal Church, Dykes Lane, Malin Bridge, saw for themselves how it has been improved - and former Home Secretary David Blunkett, Labour MP for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough, was called in to conduct the official reopening.

Work has been paid for with a grant from the Veolia Environmental Trust. The church’s transformation began in July 2010 and has taken 18 months.

A new room has been created at the rear to provide a community venue which is already being enjoyed by local groups including after-school clubs.

Pastor Patricia Hallam said: “We wish to thank all that have given.”

Mr Blunkett said: “I commend the church for getting so much out of the grant.”