All Saints' Heritage Lottery Fund Delivery Project February 2016

By the time you read this article the remaining scaffolding will have been removed from around our church. The roof repairs are being completed as I write and the last of the replacement elaborate stone carvings is being fixed in position. A further donation from the Friends of All Saints allowed us extend the amount of slating on the roof valley slopes (taking advantage of the existing scaffolding) to ensure we have a sound roof for many years to come. This was why the contractor’s work extended beyond the Christmas period.

Work started inside the church after Christmas on the replacement of plaster damaged by the previous rainwater leaks. The repainting of these areas is dependent upon the new plaster drying out which takes quite a while in these wintry conditions. Once this work is complete we can remove the protective covering from the old pipe organ and have a good clean-up ready for the 7th February end of project celebration Service (See separate advert in BVN for details and timing).

As much of the restoration work is not easily visible from ground level we will have a display of photographs at the Service showing construction progress. A lot of the activity work undertaken as part of the project such as the new church guide sheets and area information boards will also be on display at the celebration Service.

With project completion we can now apply for the final Heritage Lottery Fund payment and other already approved grants. As a result, this will be the last update on our restoration project. A great many people have contributed time and donated funds to ensure the success of this project and we wish everyone involved a very sincere thank you for all their contributions. Do come along on the 7th February to see the results.

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