• Restoration

    Watertight

    We could not have been more blessed this week with perfect weather to strip a roof. The north aisle roof is now watertight after a great week’s work by Henry Powell Roofing Contractors of Oswestry. And while it is scaffolded there are lots of other repairs and maintanence jobs we can finally get done over the coming weeks, not least…

  • History & Architecture,  Restoration

    Up in the Air

    A few weeks ago we hired a ‘cherry picker’ to access the higher reaches of the building to do some re-pointing and to check over the guttering. We were able to get a lift that goes higher (up to 21 metres) than we have previously been able to which was great for reaching the nave roof guttering and for getting…

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      A Victorian glass filter on this view of the churchyard from one of the Apse windows. Cherishing these views as I hope not to be standing up here again for quite some time! Image of the Week #177

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      A glimpse of the town while cleaning the central stained glass window in the Apse. One of the perks of high level work is seeing the views that only past builders and craftsmen have seen (actually that is the only perk!). Image of the Week #175

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    February in Pictures

      :: skirting completes the landing : tidying the garden : half term adventures :: :: apse restoration begins : before cleaning the stained glass : (too) high up ::  :: ‘champing’ : installing the loft ladder : spring comes to the churchyard ::

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       ‘Brilliance’ Gently cleaning the stained glass in the Apse. (While standing precariously on a ledge, harnessed to a pillar, and concentrating very hard not to fall off. The slightly terrifying side of Christ Church Living!) It looks brilliant though! Image of the Week #173

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      Admiring the decorative detail of the Apse, while preparing to erect scaffolding and begin the internal restoration of this area (though leaving these panels and stonework well alone!). Image of the Week #172