A building with the beauty and heritage of St Peter's needs constant care and attention in order to maintain it for future generations to enjoy. Through our maintenance and management plan and quinquennial inspections we are able to ensure that we carry out regular checks and activities to keep our building in good condition and alerting us to potential areas that may cause us concern in the future.
The West Window Project was completed in September 2017 and was the third phase of restoration and conservation work at St. Peter's. The main focus was the restoration of the great West Window and to do this every pane of glass was carefully removed, cleaned and checked. Much of the intricate work took place offsite at the specialised glaziers workshop. Any damaged or broken panes were replaced with glass similar to original and all lead was replaced. At the same time much needed repair work to high-level stone and brickwork took place.
The total cost of this phase was £265,000 and we are grateful for grants from The Heritage Lottery Fund (HFL), Allchurches Trust and Garfield Weston as well as individual donations enabling this much needed work to happen. Take a look at the Architect's photographic report of the work click here
For more information on the three phases of restoration:
There will be future Fabric projects and you can help by supporting any fundraising events or making a donation. Cheques should be made payable to St Peter's PCC and marked 'Fabric Fund' on the back. Thank you.
If you are connected with a charitable organisation, business or individual who might be interested in hearing about the projects please contact the Parish Office.