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
Phase Two - 2019
Restoration the Great West Window with a new narrative scheme and new glass.
Restoration of the South Porch.
Please keep this ongoing restoration in your prayers.
The west window completed
A detail of the window
Phase Three - 2020
Installation of disabled access
Completion of stages two and three
With the help of Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic England, the generous donations of the people of St Chad's and legacies received the most recent restoration works have been completed.
(In the Photo) After Mass on February 2nd, in which the newly completed West Window was blessed, Father Ray gives a talk to those gathered on the window, it's detail and meanings, the latest restoration works, the guidebook and the future plans.