Heritage lottery funded Croston church resoration

Our restoration is moving along!

October 2017 – Our Restoration work is progressing well and we hope to have completed by early November.
We are planning a celebration weekend in late November when the Church will reopen and you can come and look at the restored and refurbished church.
More details to follow soon.

North and South aisle ceiling repairs—proceeding

South aisle ceiling repairs—proceeding

Nave floor repairs—proceeding

South Porch alterations to form new WC—proceeding


(9th / 10th September 2017).

The church will be open 1 – 5 on Saturday and Sunday but only as far as the door way.
We will have a display of photos of the ongoing work and images of inside of church as normal . We also have copies of the new guide book available and a stall selling books and bric a brac.

Without your support in our fund raising and the major grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund we wouldn’t have been able to carry out this vital restoration so please come and take a look.

 

We are beginning the restoration!

August 2017 – The beginning of the essential work on the Church.  Here’s what we have started..

North aisle timber repairs

Floor repairs

New drainage and water supply

Completed timber repairs to South aisle

South Porch Alterations

 


May 2017 – We are moving ahead with the repairs to the church, here’s what we need to do..

Timber repairs to South aisle (South side)

Truss end to be repaired and treated Temporary support to be removed after repairs

  • Truss end to be repaired and treated
  • Temporary support to be removed after repairs

Timber repairs / support required to beam end

  • Timber repairs / support required to beam end

Dry rot to modern timbers (South side)

  • Dry rot to modern timbers (South side)

North side corbel - Temporary support - Gap due to movement

  • North side corbel
  • Temporary support
  • Gap due to movement

New steel angles (to be concealed behind refixed corbels)

  • New steel angles (to be concealed behind refixed corbels)

New steel plates to truss nos 2 and 3

  • New steel plates to truss nos 2 and 3

North stonework replacing rotten timber wall plate

  • North stonework replacing rotten timber wall plate

Previous restoration news:

  • Croston Church to reopen after major repairs with Lottery Fund grant November 9, 2017 ST MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS CROSTON      Historic Croston Church to reopen after major repairs with Lottery Fund grant St Michael & All Angels Church in Croston will reopen for a ...
  • Heritage Lottery Fund restoration – Update 5 Sept 2017 September 5, 2017 Historic Croston Church to start work on major repairs with award of Heritage Lottery Fund grant   St Michael & All Angels Church in Croston has received a confirmed grant of £206,900 ...
  • Restoration Work Continues to Progress August 9, 2017 25th July 2017 Update: RESTORATION UPDATE – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! The restoration work in church is progressing well and currently on target to be completed by the end of October. You can see some photographs ...
  • Restoration Work Gets Under Way July 2, 2017 After all the hard work fund raising and the generous support of the Lottery Fund the work has begun to repair the damage to the roof and floor of the ...
  • Croston Church Closing for Essential Repairs May 29, 2017 The major restoration works on the church will commence on 5th June and the church will be closed until the end of October. During this period, Sunday Communion Services will be at ...