Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will help fund urgent maintenance for our tower.
Our beloved and iconic Church Tower dates back to 1636, and over the years has undergone some maintenance activities. Unfortunately, some of this historical maintenance was not completed to the best possible quality.
Although previous maintenance was completed with the best possible of intentions, time and weather have taken their toll, causing the cladding used to protect the building's stone work to crumble and fall away. This has three impacts:
What are we doing about it?
Conducting maintenance to a historical building unfortunately takes time. This is in part due to the number of stakeholders involved, careful investigations of the work required and planning to undertake the work. However, by far the most time consuming element is raising the funds required to undertake the work.
The work we need to undertake is extremely costly. Since 2017, we have worked tirelessly with an incredibly supportive group of people: our architects, parishioners and of course the Church in Wales amongst others. The work we require to undertake is summarised by:
This list is not exhaustive, and as we undertake additional surveys, additional works unfortunately are made apparent.
We continue to raise funds to meet the expected costs, and are working with several agencies and organisations who provide grants for such activities.
With most costly activities, the sooner we have the money, the sooner we will start the building work. As we need to self-finance this work, any donation you could make would be greatly appreciated and will help us return the Tower to its formal splendour.
We are fortunate that there are several dedicated volunteers from our community that are working tirelessly to ensure all work is completed. A considerable amount of work has already been completed. We are hopeful that we will commence work in the Spring / Summer of 2020; another autumn or winter of our welsh weather might just be too much for the cladding that survives this winter.
As we have more information about firm timescales, we will of course update the website. In the meantime, any offer of help you can afford will be greatly appreciated and put to a tremendous cause!