Some may say a landmark for the area as it can be seen for many miles and I am sure many of you look for the tower in the distance driving back towards the Village. We are only custodians of this Grade 1 Listed building during our lifetime and responsible for its upkeep. During last year’s Quinquennial Report (every five years) by a surveyor on the structure and condition of the building it was highlighted that the ENTIRE CHURCH ROOF will need REPLACING within 5 to 8 years.
This is obviously a VERY costly job to undertake and quite daunting for the PCC to find the money. In order to comply with our Church Insurance, we have to show that preparations are under way to finance the repairs. The PCC decided at their meeting in September to kick start the ROOF FUND and have set up a RESTRICTED FUND namely for the ROOF with £10,000 which we had from a legacy.
We will be looking at our options regarding grant funding and hopefully donations to pay for this very big and expensive job which will run into many hundreds of thousands of £s.
Every £1 counts and if anyone has any ideas to help us on this mammoth project, we would be delighted to hear from you as we will have to do some match funding at the very least.
Any suggestions or enquiries please contact: Linda Cobbledick (PCC Secretary) firstname.lastname@example.org
Calor Village of the Year 2009 - County Winner
St. Mary's Church
For matters concerning
St. Mary's Church,
please contact the churchwardens:
Lesley Booker Tel: 01288 341221 or Linda Cobbledick Tel: 01288 341468
50º 45'03.84N 4º 30'01.39W OS: SX 237977 Elevation: 142m
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