Repair Project - Phase 2 & Preparing the Church for the Future
4th June 2020 Great progress with the painting! What's next? We are currently researching options for heating the church in the future. Also, we will soon be advertising the sale of a few pews that are being removed to allow space for the piano to be moved to the front of the church; this will make a big difference in supporting both our worship and fundraising activities. So many people have volunteered recently to offer their services towards maintaining the church; we are very grateful for your support. Thank you!
The bells... ... will soon be ringing again after restoration work.
All three bells will ring out for Sunday services, weddings and funerals.
Bell practice will be held on Tuesday afternoons for 30 minutes; if this will cause difficulties for anyone, e.g. sleeping following night shift, please let us know on 01347 848446.
Aerial views taken 1st June 2020
Update - 28th May 2020 During the period of lockdown for the Covid-19 pandemic, work on the restoration had to stop. However, in the few weeks that the rules have been relaxed, the plastering work has been completed and work is now underway to paint, not just the newly plastered areas but all of the internal walls. The following photographs show the progress that has been made:
The roof of All Saints has been replaced, and repairs to the Lych Gate have also been completed. Repairs to the plasterwork inside the church, caused by many years of water leakage from the old roof, are underway (see photos on this page). Unsafe trees in the churchyard have been removed. The old heating system is no longer fit for purpose, and a new scheme to replace the entire system is in the pipeline The Parochial Church Council will subsequently turn their attention to the provision of toilet and kitchen. This will enable the church to offer a warm, safe and comfortable space for the use of the whole community.
If you would like to make a donation to any of the ongoing projects, please contact the Rev. Malcolm Wainwright on 01904 471351. Thank you.
The Phase 2 repairs have been made possible by generous grants from a number of sponsors including: