Work on Phase 1 of the Organ project
Repairing and re-leading the roof of the organ chamber roof began at the end of August and is scheduled to be completed by the first few days of October before the worst of the autumn weather sets in. You can find detailed architect’s drawings showing the nature and extent of the works and photographs by click the Organ Chamber Roof button on this page. The work is being carried out by Walker Conservation Services from Manchester and Mike Darwell of John Coward Architects from Cartmel has drawn up the specifications and is supervising the work on our behalf. His most recent set of architect’s notes can be found on a separate page.
Predictably a number of additional defects were identified when the slates were removed which are described in the notes, the resulting costs bring us to within £1,000 of our budget for this part of the project. You can help us cover any shortfall by making a contribution – go to the Just Giving facility via the Projects page.
We are able to undertake this project thanks to grants from the National Churches Trust and the Wolfson Foundation and the generous support of our corporate donors and the many individual contributors who have supported us using this website. We hope that you and they will continue to help us so that we can fund the Phase 2 of the Organ project and start work on the windows at the west end of the Church.