The Select Vestry appointed Howley Hayes Architects to advise on and to supervise the restoration of the building in 2014. A detailed report was prepared outlining the action to be taken. Since the project commenced in 2014, the parish has raised €1,002,343, which includes a substantial donation from a private contributor, grants from the Representative Church Body Fabric Fund, Dublin City Council, the Heritage Council, All Churches Trust, and tax back on all donations.
The project continues to be organised on a phased basis. We are still in the realm of Section One and when the north nave is complete, the church will be weather and watertight.
The phases are:
- Secure the structural shell of the building. The tower will have to wait until there are funds available to cover the work.
- Conserve the interior of the sanctuary and choir (and associated services). This is the next phase of the project when the north nave is completed.
- Conserve the interior of the trancepts (and associated services)
- Conserve the nave (and associated services)
- Refurbish the clock, carillon & bells within the belfry
- Refurbish the railings and the perimeter of the grounds of the church
- Conserve the historic textiles used in the services.
The Select Vestry is being advised by its Fabric Committee established in 2013 to be responsible for the building and its contents. The members are Alistair Rowan, Donnchadh Irish, Mary Heffernan, Padraig O’Rourke, Fr. Andrew McCroskery, and Barbara Bergin.
If you would like to find out more information about Saint Bartholomew’s Church Renovation Project please contact Barbara Bergin at firstname.lastname@example.org
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