St Peter's Church, Formby

Roof Appeal

Some years ago we carried out a major project to repair the church roof and this work proved very successful. Unfortunately we have some new problems. 

Roof Appeal

We discovered, while investigating damp in the sacristy, that part of the small flat roof between the sloping slate roofs is starting to collapse due to rot. The sacristy roof is immediately above the organ so this work was carried out as matter of urgency. 

Then we found, on four areas on the roof, that the joints in between the coping stones were degraded. This meant repointing of the joints of all the coping stone cappings, which hadn’t been included in the original roof project. 

Roof Appeal - Joints repointing

This is the reason that damp is so obvious in church on the arch above the lectern and on the back wall of the balcony. 

We want to look after our building as well as we can. It is important not only to protect the organ but also to keep our church in the best possible condition for future years. All the work has been agreed in consultation with our Architect and the cost will be £115,000. 

We want to draw attention to the work because once scaffolding is removed it will not be obvious that work has been needed. The work was not budgeted for.

If we raise more money than required for the roof the excess money will be put into other fabric projects. 

The vicar, organist and churchwardens did a Sponsored Abseil for the roof appeal.
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