Work to do

We raise monies via donations from ‘Friends’, by running events and through securing grants from other organisations. We put these monies to work by undertaking projects that are developed by interactions between our members, the wider village community, the members of the Parochial Church Council and our trustees.

This schedule of work is based on Friends ideas plus the recommendations on the Quinquennial Inspection report last produced in 2016. The full 32 page report is available here. The next inspection will be in 2021.

Priority Element of Work   Description Budget     Notes
Works inside the church with Faculty Approval
1 Heating Installation of remaining Jaga Radiator to Tower 1,200
1 Hearing Loop Important to provide fully accessible building 800 £4k Grant Approved from Abberton Spire Fund
1 AUDIO Mobile PA & tablet with downloaded hymns 1,800 £4k Grant Approved from Abberton Spire Fund
2 AUDIO Permanent projector and screen 3,660 £2.2k shortfall in grant funding
4 Roof insulation Remove 12mm fibreboard between rafters and replace with 10,800 Budget Cost: This will be a cost effective solution
75mm wood fibreboard insulation with lime plaster skim & will significantly reduce future energy bills
Total for New Internal works 18,260 + VAT as appropriate – reclaimable on repairs
General maintenance
1 As Church Maintenance Plan Regular Maintenance Critical to avoid more costly repairs 3,600 £300 per month – £3600 p/a
Includes, window repairs, clearing gutters, tree maintenance etc
Total for Maintenance 3,600 Per annum
External Works
1 Millets tomb Stabilise Tomb 900 URGENT H&S issue – Deconstruct stabilise and rebuild
4 Resin bond paths Remove remaining Breedon Gravel ? Not urgent
Total for external works 900 + VAT as appropriate
Quinquennial Repairs – QQI Category B Category B to be completed in 18months
Grant from Worcester and Dudley Historic Churches Trust
1 Pointing Repoint open joints in tower parapet 3,110 Ref Heritage Stone Access quotation Jan 2016
1 Pointing Replace failed apex Stone on Nave Roof 990 Rake out & repoint with hydraulic lime mortar
1 Pointing West and East Windows point up open cracks 632 Rake out & repoint with hydraulic lime mortar
1 RAINWATER Extend lead rain water shutes to tower 3,200 Ref Heritage Stone Access quotation Jan 2016
2 CAST IRON GUTTERS (South) New cast iron guttering 3,120 Ref Heritage Stone Access quotation Jan 2016
2 WINDOWS Repairs to West Window (in Tower) 6,225 Quote and report prepared by Norgrove Studios in 2014
2 WINDOWS Repairs to East Window (in Chancel) 4,680 Quote and report prepared by Norgrove Studios in 2014
2 WINDOWS General repairs to plain glazing 10,440 Quote and report prepared by Norgrove Studios in 2014
3 STONEWORK West Window – Repair spalled stonework 2,082 Quotation provided by Steve Allard and Son in 2014
Total for repairs 34,479 Budget figure only
Other potential repairs (not on QQI Report)
4 CAST IRON GUTTERS (North) New cast iron guttering 3,000 Ref Heritage Stone Access quotation Jan 2016
4 RE-ROOFING Provide protective scaffold with roof, Strip roof tiles set aside 43,800 Budget quotation requested from Carl Hill. Jan 2016
for re-use, Lay new breathable felt, Reinstate tiled roof, using
new plain clay tiles to replacing any missing tiles
Total for repairs 46,800 Budget figure only