Phase I of the Heritage Lottery Fund grant process is complete, so we are well on the way towards saving St John’s! This phase has been mostly a case of planning the serious work that needs to take place in Phase II, but it has also included installing the wooden buttresses that are currently stopping the south side of the building from moving any further.
The Phase II application has been submitted, and we are expecting a response in early August. We are confident that we will be successful, and that the underpinning of the south aisle will begin in September.
The work that we hope will be undertaken in Phase II will make the building safe, but there will still be plenty to do to repair the damage that has been caused, and to restore the interior of the church. Please donate!