The first phase of scaffolding work will be completed early next week. The construction site will then be removed, concluding with lifting of the road closures. From next Sunday (3rd October), access for all will once again be through the west doors.
This state of affairs will remain until we have raised the £1.5million necessary to proceed with the rest of the scaffolding (which will take another 7 weeks, with attendant road closures) and then the actual restoration work (9-10 months without road closures).
Thanks to everyone for their patience during the inevitable inconvenience caused by the works.
Leaflets explaining the road closures and parking arrangements are available in church, or can be downloaded via the link on our website’s homepage. Public and congregational access to the church is through the south transept door (via the path off Church Street).
Unfortunately, the slope of the path through the churchyard to the south means that disabled access will not be possible. The Operations Manager has obtained permission from the contractors to allow the disabled/mobility impaired and their carers through the construction site from Church Street to the west doors for Sunday services. This will be strictly under supervision of the OM/verger and no one else may enter this way. There is pedestrian access from Northgate Street around the roadblocks to Church Street.
You can find out more about why scaffolding is need at this #Warwick landmark and how you can support the ongoing fundraising through our #Campaign2023 by visiting our website, www.stmaryscampaign2023.org.uk