Newchurch Church – The Way to a New Roof
We have been fortunate enough to be awarded a Grant under the Governments’s Listed Places for Worship Roof Repair Scheme.
An initial grant of £14,700 to re-roof the tower was subsequently increased to £36,900 to enable us to re-roof the entire Church. The Grant is one of a total of 903 awarded in 2015 and 2016 from total funding package of £55 million allocated by the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne. Those who have seen ceiling plaster on the floor of the Nave and the holes in the spire will know that this work is urgently needed.
One of our concerns is ensuring the welfare of the resident bats (13 in number according to our consultants, Acer Ecology) while the work is in progress.
We are also keen to get rid of the iron sheeting on the East end of the church (see picture), though are not sure what we’ll find underneath.
The LPOW Roof Repair Fund is administered by the National Heritage Memorial Fund on behalf of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
The project Co-ordinator is Adrian Chambers (email firstname.lastname@example.org)