English Heritage has awarded a grant of £15,000 towards much needed roof repairs to the north slope of the chancel roof at St Mary's Church. The roof helps to protect important medieval wall paintings on the internal north wall of the chancel. Professional advice from both the church architect, Andrew Townsend, and medieval wall painting specialists, recommended that roof repairs and the installation of new guttering and down pipes would help protect the wall from water ingress, which would potentially harm the wall-paintings.
It is hoped the works will start in the spring of 2021.
The PCC is seeking a 'Faculty' (ecclesiastical planning permission) for the works. If you have any comments to make please do contact the Rector; or see the public notices in the church, on the church gate and on the Notice Board in Ampney St Mary.
"I am enormously grateful for the support we have received locally for this project" said Canon John Swanton. "The costs of the works will be around £30,000 and local residents have been very generous helping us find the matched-funding so we can proceed with these necessary works."