Phase One - 2015/16
Removal and Treatment of Dry Rot in the North Aisle
Rebuilding the Steeple
Building Lavatory Facilities
We were awarded a grant of £250,000 from the English Heritage Lottery Fund to begin work on the church's restoration. This grant covered most of the basic structural work of the first stage of restoration; the removal and treatment of the extensive dry-rot in the north aisle, rebuilding of the church steeple, and the building of lavatory facilities.
Below is a video clip explaining the work to restore the turret and
pinnicle on the church tower which can be seen on the photograph of the church below.
Fr Ray, with Architects John Pritchard and Rebecca Mills,
blessing the Golden Cross on the tower that looks over Manchester city centre
at the Topping Out ceremony
We are in process of applying for grants for the Second Phase of the Restoration. This will be to restore the Great West Window, treat the dry rot in the south aisle and develop access for wheelchairs. If you can help us raise our part of the money for the work please use the donate button on the Home Page .
Please keep this ongoing restoration in your prayers.
If you would like to know more about our aims and objectives click the link.