Conservation and repairs to the Church Tower
Pedestrian Diversion at St. Mary’s Church:
The current footpath diversion around New Road, avoiding the churchyard, will remain in place until the scaffolding is complete, hopefully by Monday, 18th January at the latest. As soon as it is safe to do so, a more direct pedestrian diversion through the churchyard will be put in place. This will be via the main North gate, round the East end and down the South side of the church. This diversion will be clearly marked and will remain in place until the work on the tower is complete.
The Church Bells:
Conservation work in and around the belfry, in the upper parts of the tower, is scheduled to start very soon. It will soon be necessary therefore to silence the bells until this work is complete. This is regrettable but necessary during this important part of the conservation project.