News Archive - April 2006
The Easter Sunday Service at St. Mary The Virgin on April 16th will mark the reopening of the church after another major conservation contract. Highly skilled craftsmen have carried out major repairs to the chancel roof which had to be completely taken off and put back again. Although it is hard to see from the ground the roof is now covered by slates rather than concrete tiles. The buttresses have lost their concrete casing which has been replaced by beautiful, local stone again. Rain and high winds permitting the scaffolding will be taken down shortly.
Inevitably after such a major building project the ground is muddy so stout footwear is recommended.
The Churches Conservation Trust which is responsible for St. Mary The Virgin is working closely with the Parish Council to improve the access to the church and particularly to the churchyard.
St. Mary's will be open from May to September on the first Sunday afternoon of the month as part of a local church trail initiative. If you would like to visit at other times, the keys are kindly held by Sandra Cain at the Bell and Hays IT.
If you have any queries about the church or could help in any way please contact
Regional Development Manager
Tel: 01223 290439
E.mail: [email protected]
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