As most church members will be aware, there is such a thing as a quinquennial inspection when the church architect goes over the building and draws up a Repair and Maintenance to-do list, suitably prioritised. So there’s permanently a rolling 5-year R&M project underway and recently it was the tower’s turn.
We needed to do some repairs and weatherproofing treatment to the cupola, so that’s why we had the scaffolding up high. Now it has been dropped so lower level repairs to the flint work and pointing on the South side can be carried out.
When that is finished, there will be some work to be done at ground level. All being well, everything is expected to be finished before the Christmas period.