March Newsletter

 

 

 

Stonework and Glazing Project

March Newsletter

The last newsletter finished by claiming that the views from the top of the tower were amazing.

view to the north

 

The view from the tower to the north

 

 

 

view to the west

 

 

                                          The view to the east

 

 

Of course the recent weather helped with these photos.

The weather has also helped with the progress of the work on the tower where most of the work to replace stone is coming to an end. The remaining work is chiefly on the louvres.

 shaped stone ready to be inserted

 

The stone has been hand cut to shape, ready to insert  above the louvre.

 

 

 

We were also able to get up close to the clock face.

the clock face

Work inside the church has progressed equally well. A start has been made on levelling the floor in front of the pews. This is to remove a slightly raised lip, so a trip hazard has now gone. After sorting a fortunately redundant gas pipe the gap under the floorboards has been filled, ready for tiling when the ‘limecrete’ is fully dry. Pieces of the front pews have also been cut out to allow easy access and safety for wheelchair users. This work should be completed by the end of April.

As expected in the last newsletter, all the windows are now back in place, looking clean and bright.

central window in south aisle

 

                              

 

 

The colourful central window in the south aisle

 

 

 

 

We are particularly pleased to have the medieval window back, now with extra protection which should ensure that it continues to fascinate visitors.

the medieval window

As promised, the glass panels from Willesley have also been fully restored and inserted into a window in the South aisle. This glass was in rather a fragile condition, but has been protected in a panel of its own.

Willesley glass

Now free from scaffolding, we are again able to enjoy all the wonderful colours in the Abney window.

Abney window

Look out for opportunities in the near future to come and find out more about our amazing windows, beginning with an Open Day on Saturday, 11th May. Cameras will certainly be needed.

As if we weren’t really pleased with all this work, spring has also revealed a transformation in a section of the church garden.

the transformed church garden in spring

This, of course, with a great deal of hard work by the volunteers of the Measham Medical Unit gardening group.

Remember, the church is still open every day for visitors and for those wanting a place of peace and quiet.

A very Happy Easter to you all!

Brian Abraham

(warden1@stlaurencechurchmeasham.org.uk)


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The Story of our Heritage Lottery Fund Project

The Context of our Project

Grant Announcement

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