Church Officers

Churchwarden:


PCC Secretary:

Treasurer:

 

Organist:

Ella Venning
Graham Fry

Mary Burton

Sue Pakes

01308 868834
01308 868904

01308 868631

01308 868263

ST MARY'S CHURCH, MOSTERTON -TOWER REPAIRS

The long awaited repairs to the Tower of St Mary's Church, Mosterton were commenced on 4th November 2013 by Magenta Building Repairs Ltd and are progressing well. The work involves repairs to the external and internal stonework, the timber floors, extensive repairs to the bell and bell chamber and complete re-pointing of the interior walls. It will take several months to finalise the scheme, which has been delayed due to adverse weather conditions and the need for obtaining additional stones to those originally estimated for. The work is now due to finish early in May 2014, depending on weather conditions.
Your cooperation is requested during the period of the work, which is not expected to affect the use of the church.
We received a Grant from English Heritage of £10,000 for Investigation work
to be carried out and a further Grant of £55,000 to finance part of the work. We have now been notified by the Dorset Historic Churches Trust that they have agreed a Grant of £2,500, payable at the end of the work.
The English Heritage stipulate that a Maintenance Plan must be implemented, as a condition of their Grant. . Some parts of the Plan will require the services of a competent building contractor and enquiries are in hand regarding this. However much of the Maintenance Plan can be implemented by “ Self Help ” and anyone interested in helping in regard to this aspect should contact the Rector ( 01308 862150 ) or the Churchwarden ( 01308 868834 ).