The scaffolding around the tower came down at the beginning of September. The stonemasons led by Ian Bishop under the supervision of our architect, John Middleton have now completed the external work to the tower. The clock face has been refurbished and the weather vane is now gleaming in the sunshine with a new layer of gold leaf.
Ian Stainburn, retired architect and advisor to the tower renovation committee, made the following remarks on completion, “I was able to pay them the ultimate compliment, I cannot see what you have done! The work has been well conceived and undertaken”.
An application for approval for a new servery and toilet facilities has now been made to the diocesan committee for church buildings with the work scheduled to begin in 2021.