Repointing again

Last week we welcomed back steeplejacks Sam and James to continue the task of repointing the harder to reach areas of Christ Church.

Repointing these exposed elements of the building has a huge impact on reducing the water ingress. A surprising amount of rainwater seeps down through the stones, getting in where the mortar is missing. The focus for this session was to repoint the south-east finials and coping stones.

It is always amazing to watch these guys work. They are so at ease climbing up to seemingly impossible places.

We were fortunate that the weather stayed fair, if a little chilly, for another part of the restoration works to be complete.