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    More Repairs

    Recent repairs have included high altitude gardening! A tree was growing out of the finial at the front of the church which was severely damaging the stonework. A weekend was spent erecting the scaffolding alone. After the tree and its roots were removed, the finial was re-pointed with lime mortar. Ideally all the finials need this attention. Other repairs have…

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    Repairs

    Much of the repair work to Christ Church has been ensuring the building is watertight. Most of the internal damp problems are a result of leaking roofs and blocked guttering. Access to these high areas is one of our biggest challenges. We need to access and renew the guttering on the Nave roof as soon as possible as overflowing gutters…

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    Apse Roof

    The curved roof at the front of the church was deteriorating rapidly when we bought Christ Church in 2003. It was the only roof never to have been re-slated since the church was built and it had begun to collapse allowing serious ingress of water. This was having a direct effect on the terracotta vaulted ceiling for which this church…

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    Buying Christ Church

    We purchased Christ Church from The Church of Wales in 2003, by which time it was in a poor state of repair due to it standing empty after it closed in 1998. Our first task was to build our temporary living accommodation, which we affectionately refer to as ‘The Hut’. Inside the hut we can keep warm and is a…