PROGRESS – ALBEIT SLOW PROGRESS October, 2019
With thanks for your ongoing patience and fortitude during these difficult times, as we endeavour to continue ‘as normal’ in the midst of the vital renovation work to our beloved church.
The weather vane is receiving professional restoration at a specialist company who are repairing the lead-work and will then re-gild the top before its re-installation, hopefully next month.
Work to the Tower roof is also progressing with the stonework repairs well underway, before hot-metal restoration to the damaged lead gullies. When complete this should keep us water-tight, we hope.
Internally, repairs to the outside walls are now virtually complete – although extra work was discovered once the plasterers could examine more closely from the scaffolding. Redecoration can now begin in earnest as we enter the final phase inside.
With thanks also to our many benefactors, and not least to the Cliffe Feoffees’ Chairman and Trustees, without whom we would struggle to maintain this ancient and historic building for future generations.
Trevor Butler, Churchwarden,
(on behalf of the Rector and PCC).