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All Saints' Restoration - Phase Three

Ready to go! (October 2004)

We can now report in full on the Phase 3 restoration work. We were given a grant from English Heritage in August of £113,000 on a total of £140,000 worth of eligible costs. The work involves, the re-roofing of the nave and repairs to its timbers, the removal of condemned electrical wiring and repairs to the North East aisle window. The erection of the scaffolding began at the start of October and now is fairly extensive both inside and outside the nave of the church. Due to the extensive scaffolding inside the church's nave services are now restricted to the chancel area where they will continue until it becomes too cold. At this point services will be transferred to the Benefice Hall. We still have much work that either has no funding currently in place or is deemed non grant aid-able. This includes electrical rewiring, improved heating and lighting, nave pew platform alterations & porch roof repairs and new glazing. The restoration committee is currently looking at various potential funding opportunities and approaches are currently underway to a number of grant organizations. As always we will let people know the outcome of applications made. The re-roofing work will probably take until March 2005 during which time we will keep people posted on developments.

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Phase 1, 2 & 3 Funding

We have now completed Phase 1 (Sep 2001 - Jan 2002), Phase 2 (Feb - Sep 2003) and Phase 3 (Oct 2004 - Jul 2005) of the restoration programme.

Last Modified Sunday 10 June 2012