Restoration and Development
The Cambridge Historic Churches Trust offers grants and loans to help congregations look after their historic places of worship. Details of the Trust's work can be found at www.camhct.uk
Apart from some regular maintenance, the walls will need some re-plastering and re-painting!
The floor base has been drying out well, but now awaits the tiles. The contractors have also been doing some work on the lower areas of the pillars. We continue to be very grateful to everyone for their support in making this work possible.
to this in 4 days:
our ageing pews with chairs and benches. This will help us on special occasions and when school parties and other groups visit the church, as well as giving us much greater flexibility in the events which we can organise.
Later we hope to embark on complete redecoration.
The brown lino tiles beneath the pews were very worn and a few of them were missing. They, and some small holes in the floor, are starting to develop into trip hazards. The tiles stopped the floor breathing, resulting in damage to the stone columns – which is why our project has included restoration work on the disintegrating plaster at the base of the columns.
The quality of the new stone floor will show off the fine proportions of the church to greater advantage. We hope it will help to stir the imagination of visitors in years to come.