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 his 2014 Quinquennial Report, our architect advised that it was urgent to re-cover all the roof slopes with slates and to reline the parapet and valley gutters with lead.
In January 2015 we launched our appeal for the total cost, then estimated at about £240,000.
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, having £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, the South Aisle, was completed in July 2017 at a cost of £80,236.
These costs included VAT of £15,460, which we recovered under the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme.
At 31 December 2018 the balance in the Appeal Fund stood at £98,099. It was decided to place a contract with Mogford Prescott for Phase 3 (the Nave) with a contract sum of £66,392.
Following completion of Phase 3 we will aim to raise the £100,000 required to enable us to complete Phase 4 (the North Aisle) and Phase 5 (the Chancel & Vestries).
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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”.
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For more information about forthcoming events or the progress of the roof appeal please conact the chair of the roof appeal team, Delia Beake
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