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Phase Two of the 2020 Vision restoration works is scheduled to begin in autumn 2018, subject to the funding targets being achieved.

The full works aim to resolve concerns about the stability of high level masonry to the spire and tower features, and to make urgent and essential repairs to some of the windows. At the same time, we plan to embark on the long-awaited refurbishment of the vestry to transform it into a useable space for meetings and office admin.

  • Detail of fractured base to stone cross on nave west end parapet (picture 1).

  • Masonry repairs are needed to prevent further bowing of the plain diamond glazed windows in the Chancel and vestry. This will involve removing the glass sections to a workshop (picture 2).

  • Vestry refurbishment will involve replacing the floor with a new breathable membrane in order to mitigate the rising damp, reordering cupboards to create practical storage spaces, installing a new worktop and hand basin, and providing new water and electricity connections so that the vestry can become used as a modern parish office and meeting room. Refurbishing the vestry will offer visitors a rather more comfortable welcome! Family history researchers will have space to spread out – unlike at present! (pictures 3 to 5).
 
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 Picture 1  Picture 2  Picture 3  Picture 4 Picture 5

 



All the work on the South aisle and rain water management (detailed below) thanks to the Listed Places of Worship Grant.
 
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 Top row:  South Aisle
 North Aisle
 Detailing (even though the replacement
roof is in Terne Coated steel
it looks like lead)

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Bottom row:   New guttering and
down pipes

 Problem area solved
 Drains cleared or replaced
 
 

 

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