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Facelift carry out repairs at one of Cheltenham’s oldest churches

Facelift carry out repairs at one of Cheltenham’s oldest churches

30 September 2014 Email this article

Work to repair the roof of one of Cheltenham’s oldest church has started, and the Facelift team have been there to lend a helping hand.

St Philip and St James’ Church has needed urgent repair work since the roof and stone works were damaged in storms over winter last year, which left the Grade II-listed building no longer wind or water tight. In fact, so bad was the damage that English Heritage have been considering putting historic church on their national ‘at risk’ register.

In addition to the storm damage, the church also needs to undertake urgent repairs which have been identified by the recent five-year building inspection.

After £70,000 was raised in an appeal, the church called in the Facelift team, who will be assisting with replacing the rainwater system and carrying out stone work repairs.

A crane has been set up outside the church to help with the roof repairs, while the entire rainwater system will be replaced and stone work repairs done over the next 11 weeks.

To support the appeal, call 01242 573 508, or text, donate SPSJ14 to 70070.