Photographs of the work completed on the chancel.
Below are images of some of the problems that have been encountered with the sandstone in the structure of the church that will need to be restored or replaced with sandstone that had been sourced in Staffordshire. In many areas the sandstone is just crumbling away.
On the window below on the left one can see quite clearly that some of the sandstone moulding is missing, some of the stones are cracked, and the whole stone area looks dirty and in need of cleaning. The window to the right is fully restored.
Below is the stonework of the south porch door before and after renovation.
The next phase of work will be in the north nave in early January 2017.
The bell tower looks in reasonable condition but the whole of the parapet at the very top will have to be taken down stone by stone as it is in a very precarious position. The aim of the Select Vestry is to raise €450,000 before the end of 2017. One way or another the strapping and support will have to be replaced for winter 2017 so hopefully we will be in a position to commence work on the tower by then.
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