During the late summer and early autumn of 2012, with the help of some generous donations and grants – from English Heritage and Christ church in particular – we were at last able to make a start on the church restoration, repairing and restoring the external flintwork on the west wall of the church and the bell tower. Whilst the scaffolding was in place, we also took the opportunity to remove the west window for repair.
In thanking our generous funders, we must also thank those who worked so hard and gave so generously of both time and money, a little closer to home; the annual Pyrton Fetes and the Ride and Stride events all made healthy contributions to the restoration fund.
Phase 2 involved the restoration of the North, South and East walls, the underpinning of the vestry and the rerouting of the electricity supply underground. The work was carried out to a very high standard by the contractors, Norman and Underwood, under the careful eye of our architect, John Radice and was completed in October 2013.
On February 23rd 2014, a special Thanksgiving Service was held to commemorate the completion of the project. The Dean of Christ Church (our Patron) gave the sermon and commended everyone for their support for the project.
There is still a great deal we would like to do to improve our beautiful church and protect its heritage for future generations – and we will need to continue to raise funds to achieve this. If you can, please make a donation, however small. Every pound we receive is very gratefully received and carefully spent. Thank you.