With the final approval of the repair of the Church Spire near completion we would like to thank all those who made it possible for this work to take place.
Our special thanks goes to the Heritage Lottery fund without whose support it could never have happened. The refurbishment of the spire was of great public interest and gave an opportunity for so many different groups of people to be involved.
For professional groups such as the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors, the AA Conservation students and the SPAB scholars and fellows it was an opportunity to observe the work as it was taking place. The conservation students also had the opportunity to be briefed by Mr. Ian Harper from English Heritage on the HLF grant process.
For St. Mary’s School it was a week of opportunity to do different projects on the church and church architecture.
At our garden fete the children were able to meet some of the masons working on the spire and to try their hand at stone carving.
The Clapham Society also visited and were able to climb the Spire under the guidance of PAYE construction.
The Churches Together in Clapham came for a special lecture on getting a grant from the Heritage Lottery fund.
Without the help of the HLF grant none of this would have been possible. To them we are truly grateful.
We are also grateful for the donation of £40,000 from the National Churches Trust. This made it possible for our parish to raise the remaining required funds.
The Redemptorists and the Parish want to say a huge thank you to, The Heritage Lottery Fund, The National Churches Trust and the many generous donors who gave and supported us in so many ways.