Church Restoration

We began our ambitious programme of restoration in 2017. Many members of our community have given up their time to attend working parties held throughout the season. Using the same materials and techniques the whole of the entrance doors have now been restored. Over summer 2018 the aisle floor was also repaired, with missing pieces of the terrazzo replaced and the area sealed against the elements. It now looks magnificent. In addition parts of the building was rebuilt around the portico and the drains have been completely overhauled.

3 of the lakeside church windows have had ventilation added so that the moisture content will not build up over the period of closure of the church as the air will be able to circulate. The entrance gates were also restored in 2018. During 2019 the attached fence was renovated and further work was carried out on the external structure of the church. The installation of a drainage system around the church is another essential repair to control the moisture in and around the building. 2019 has seen further work including the removal of the stained glass window and transportation to England for renovation costing 25.000 Euros. It will be replaced hopefully by early 2020. Because of the major expense we are looking for donors to help us overcome this major cost.

The stained glass rose window was removed and transported to England at the end of 2019 but, although it has now been refurbished, it has not yet been returned due to Covid-19. There is ongoing fundraising for the approximately 25,000 euros cost of this work.

There is other work which is in the planning stage , with the major work of restoring the internal art work (Sgrafitti), estimated to cost over £50,000. We are currently working on raising this amount.

Working Parties

These have, unfortunately had to be suspended in 2020. However, volunteers have kept the gardens in tip top condition and the doors have been oiled ready for winter.

All in all, this proactive church community, although small and with very limited funds, have made a significant start to the restoration programme. We have a well attended working party most Wednesdays during the open season from 10am - 12pm. Jobs carried out so far include gold painting, other painting jobs, cleaning, polishing, gardening, cementing, flower arranging etc etc. 

If you would like to help us with your time or a donation, however small that may be, please visit our anniversary appeal page or the contact us page.