TO THE ROOF AND TOWER
We must replace the church south aisle roof and mend the tower masonry from
scaffolding. English Heritage list the church fabric as ‘at risk’
and tell us an essential repair is to fit lightning protection, as well
as various other repairs. This work is now urgent, to prevent further costly
The PCC is seeking significant funds from the Heritage Lottery Fund for
the repairs, and plans fund raising and applications to suitable charities
to support the work. We hope to fit a lavatory in the present vestry, and
later to fit a servery for light refreshments, to make the church more suitable
for community events. To support these repairs, a programme of community
activities is proposed. We will seek volunteers to research the church and
village history, prepare a new Guide Book, implement a church web site and
train guides for the church.
The Project will take a year to recruit helpers for community activities,
make detailed surveys, prepare architect’s specifications, and get
costs for the work, in late 2014 to 2015. Then two years of work on the
church will follow, to implement the repairs, with supporting community
activities, in 2016/17. This is estimated to cost in all about £160,000,
including a grant application for about £130,000.
If you are interested, please contact a PCC member or Mike Doyle,
the Rector, for details.