Renovation

The church is in need of urgent repairs which are likely to cost some £95,000, a sum way beyond our means and which the Parochial Church Council is currently seeking to raise through grants and fund-raising efforts.

Dry rot has been identified in the interior caused by the failure of the north gutter and vestry roof. The ageing rainwater goods need replacing with larger capacity to cope with heavy downpours. Cement mortar used in the past is eroding the sandstone of the tower, east and west walls so this must be removed and replaced with lime mortar.

In the future, and to make the building more suitable for day-long events, we hope to create an accessible toilet and kitchen in the space at the back of the nave under the balcony. We no facilities at present and the church is three-quarters of a mile from the village and public toilet. This project will, of course, require more fund-raising and searches for grants and donations.