In his 2014 Quinquennial Report, our architect listed as urgent the repair of the slate roofs and lead gutters of our Church, which is listed Grade II* and was completed in 1857. We launched the Appeal in January 2015 and the amount raised up to July 2019 has enabled us to carry out in phases repairs to the Tower parapet gutter and the roofs of the South Aisle and Nave at a total cost of £148,325, excluding VAT which was recovered under the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme.
In addition to the repairs, insulation has been added to improve the heating of the interior, the benefits of which have already been appreciated. The completion of the work will give us a watertight and better insulated building, remedy the defects identified in the 2014 Quinquennial Report and enable us to reorder the interior of the Church for the benefit of our congregation and the local community.
The final push …
We now aim to complete the final phase, to repair the roofs of the North Aisle, Chancel & Vestries. The cost will be about £127,000 excluding VAT; the contractors can start in September and complete within six months.
We hold a balance in the Appeal Fund of about £80,000, and we have grant offers of £37,000, making a total of £117,000 and leaving £10,000 still to find.
Please send donations to:–
The Treasurer, 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.
In addition to our thanks for many generous private donations and fundraising efforts we gratefully acknowledge grants for this final phase of the work from Allchurches Trust, ChurchCare (Wolfson Foundation), Bristol Archdeaconry Charity, Gloucester Historic Churches Trust, Temple Ecclesiastical Charity and National Churches Trust.
Any balance remaining in the Appeal Fund when the work has been completed and paid for will be added to the Fabric Fund.
For more information about forthcoming events or the progress of the Roof Appeal please contact the chair of the Roof Appeal team, Delia Beake
To contact Simon Awdry, our Treasurer, click here