The work on the roof began on 17th August 2015 and, after a few weeks the interior was covered in black plastic and scaffolding erected on 75% of church, the aisle roofs were stripped, felted and lathed. Work began on stripping the south slope nave and protection put in place and the ridges removed. There was a surprise wasp nest, now safely removed! Although there were several plaster falls in the side aisles of the Church we were pleased to be told that the general condition of the timber work is good and no repair needed. After a particular heavy downpour we did have several leaks , one quite significant but since then all has been fine. The builders have been reusing existing tiles where at all possible.
Work continued on the north and south side of the main nave roof which we are delighted to report is now 100% complete with splendid ridge tiles. Work has started on the next stage, over the Chancel, the stonemasons will soon commence their high level stone work after which the high level scaffolding can come down and we will be starting on the north and south side aisle tiling. We very much look forward to the completion and getting the internal plaster work finished. We hope to still be on schedule for the Church to be finished for just before Christmas so we can start to get the interior looking lovely again.
Our grateful thanks to our architect, Nick Joyce of Nick Joyce Architects. We are having frequent site meetings with Nick and Miller Roofing, who are undertaking the work. We have been very fortunate so far with the weather, but fear it won’t last long…
Our Tile to remember Appeal was launched in the Gazette and we are delighted to have this partnership. We had raised £4000 so far including Gift Aid. We would just like to clarify that if you want a tile dedicated to a person or a specific inscription please include that with the coupon and cheque and we will ensure it goes on, we have some nice new shiny tiles for me to write on! Please do consider contributing in this way as we still have a long way to go before we reach our target and it is nice to think that the residents of Malvern and even further afield have been so supportive. You can pop in every Saturday between 10.00 a.m. and 12 noon when we have our Book Fairs and donate then also.