St. Mary’s Spire News Updates

St. Mary’s Spire News Updates

St. Mary’s Spire News Updates

Spire News Updates


Restoration Photographs Courtesy of “PAYE”

Here are some amazing photographs of the work that has been so carefully carried out over the last year on our spire. You can see from the photographs all the hard work that has gone into making our spire GREAT...

CTiC, Churches Together in Clapham Lecture and Spire Inspection at St Mary’s Church, Clapham held on Saturday 24th October 2015.

A group from the CTiC met at St Mary’s Church, Clapham on Saturday 24th October 2015 for an illustrated lecture by project architect Fergus Mc Cormick of Thomas Ford & Partners on the repairs to the Spire and on the Heritage Lottery Fund places of worship grant scheme. Fr Richard Reid, parish priest, welcomed those attending and gave a short introduction to the lecture. Fr Charles Corrigan spoke at the end of the presentation about the Church’s experience of dealing with the HLF places of worship grant process. At the end of the lecture Fergus Mc Cormick led a group of those attending up the Spire to view at close quarters the repairs that have been carried out. The Contractor for the repair works PAYE was on hand to provide access to the scaffold and distribute hard hats and high visibility vests to the group ascending the scaffold. The CTiC lecture and site visit was very successful and enjoyed by also those attending. This visit represents the last in a series of site visits and lectures organised by Thomas Ford & Partners which formed an important part of the Church’s activity plan under the Heritage Lottery Fund Grant scheme for the Spire Repairs. Fergus Mc Cormick B.Arch, RIBA, Dip.Prog.Management, AABCSenior...

Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors (EASA) visit to Inspect Spire Repairs at St Mary’s Church, Clapham on Saturday 17th October 2015.

Project Architect Fergus Mc Cormick of Thomas Ford & Partners Architects led a small group of EASA members on their second visit to inspect the spire repairs which are nearing completion on site. The EASA members were able to view the repairs that have been carried out to the upper levels of the Spire which include repairs to the defective Yorkstone bands and replacement of defective Ragstone. The EASA group were also able to view at close quarters the excellent stone repairs carried out by the Contractor PAYE to the spire lights. The visit forms part of the activity plan for the Heritage Lottery Funded repairs to the Spire. Fergus McCormick B.Arch, RIBA, Dip.Prog. Management,...
The Weathervane,  Pride of Place

The Weathervane, Pride of Place

Our Weathervane is now back where it belongs. After being carefully removed and brought down to ground level it has been Restored, Re-gilded and Replace at the Top of the Spire and is looking very GRAND!! This marks a great moment as it means the work is coming to an end and they will shortly be taking down some of the scaffolding at the top of the spire where their work is completed. Architect Fegus McCormick at the top of the spire. The restored top of the spire in Portland...

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Do you shop online? You can support our Spire Fund

If you buy online from Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, Tesco or any of 2700 retailers! They will give us a percentage of your shop value. Many thanks to everyone who is already using this.
Go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk...

Do you shop online? You can support our Spire Fund

If you buy online from Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, Tesco or any of 2700 retailers! They will give us a percentage of your shop value. Many thanks to everyone who is already using this.
Go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk...