All Saints Church Newton on Ouse Roof Repair Project.
The Phase 1 repairs were carried out in 2017, and our main contractor Geoff Neale (Roofing) Ltd is shown here hard at work. You can see photos of the progress of the repairs below:
Phase 1 of our project received support from the National Lottery - through the Heritage Lottery Fund, the National Churches Trust, the Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust and the AllChurchesTrust amongst others.
What the Phase 1project entailed: This first phase of repairs involves repointing the east face of the Tower, as well as repairs to its north west corner, reroofing the Nave and South Aisle roofs, repairs to the clerestory windows and rainwater goods and some additional urgent stonework repairs.
What the Phase 2 project entails: Repair and replacement of the North Aisle, Chancel, Vestry and North Transept roofs and rainwater goods with associated drainage and masonry repairs.
The Phase 2 repairs have been made possible by generous grants from a number of sponsors including:
The National Lottery: Heritage Lottery Fund Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust Church Building Council AllChurches Trust Sir John Priestman Charity Trust ChurchCare/Wolfson Foundation Garfield Weston Foundation Diocese of York
The contract for Phase 2 has now been signed (photo above depicts Priest-in-Charge Rev Malcolm Wainwright, Project Manager Stephanie Howe, Architect Andrew Boyce of Ferrey & Mennim and master-builder Oliver Neale of Geoff Neale Roofing Ltd), and work will commence on 29th April 2019 and be completed by end-September 2019. Sadly the church will be closed for health and safety reasons during this period as it will become a working site. However, services will continue as scheduled at Linton on Ouse Parish Hall; a licensed place of worship and Chapel of Ease. Please see Parish Newsletter for fuller details.
The work on the roof started today (29th April 2019) on schedule. Photo above depicts scaffolding on the tower on this lovely sunny afternoon.
Work on tiling the roof going well today, on the longest day of the year (21st June 2019)! Happy to report that work is on schedule and should be completed by September, as planned.
Anyone with a head for heights? Photo shows ladder up to the top of the church spire today (17th July), for the installation of a new lightning conductor. Thankfully the weather is allowing good progress on the roof.