We are appealing for funds to pay the cost of the complete replacement of all roof slates and the renewal of the gutters of our Church, which is listed Grade II* and was completed in 1857. These repairs are essential if the Church is to continue to be a place for worship, prayer, fellowship and outreach to the local community.
the story so far…
In 2014 we were informed that it was urgent to re-cover all the roof slopes with slates and to reline the parapet and valley gutters with lead. We launched our appeal for the total cost, then estimated at about £240,000 and made our first application to the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund.
In 2016, we carried out repairs to the tower parapet gutter at a cost of £12,634, at the same time as providing pigeon guards for the Tower windows, which was also urgent work.
In March 2017, since we had already £66,000 in the Appeal Fund, we decided to do the work in phases, with the work to the tower as Phase 1. Phase 2 was completed in July 2017 which re-roofed the South Aisle at a cost of £80,236. (of which we recovered £13,373 under the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme.)
We now aim to raise enough by the end of 2018 to pay for Phase 3 (the Nave) which we expect to cost about £80,000 (+VAT).
We will then aim to carry out Phase 3 and raise funds to enable us to complete Phases 4 & 5 (the South Aisle & Chancel).
click here for current info: Roof Appeal latest
You can send donations to Simon Awdry, our treasurer at Holy Trinity Stapleton PCC, Parish Office, Church Hall, 23 Park Road, Stapleton, Bristol BS16 1AZ. Cheques should be payable to ”Stapleton PCC”.
For debit or credit card donations click here.
For more information about forthcoming events or the progress of the roof appeal please conact the chair of the roof appeal team, Delia Beake
To contact Simon Awdry, our treasurer, click here
If you wish to learn about giving regularly, please contact Mike Harding