Church of England Diocese of Oxford West Hendred

OHCT awards grant towards North Aisle repairs

24 Mar 2021, 9 p.m.

The North Aisle roof repairs have been assessed in July as urgent by a structural engineer. The roof will become unstable If these repairs are not done, and we will be bound to close the church in the near future.

The Church’s architect and the structural engineer provided a budgetary estimate and outline repair scheme in early January. They have devised an approach that does not require lifting off the North Aisle’s roof, with the need for external scaffolding; this approach means that the estimate cost is approximately £52,000.

This approach has been reviewed by one of the Diocese’s experts. Other professional advice suggests that we should add a contingency sum in addition to this of £6,000, to give a total of £58,000.