Wednesday, 19 December 2018

£45,000 repairs carried out on parish church roof

REPAIRS are being carried out at Henley’s parish church at a cost of £45,000.

Worn roof tiles at St Mary’s in Hart Street are being replaced in the first phase of work, which is being carried out by Wallingford builders Boshers. It should be completed by the end of the month.

The church underwent an inspection last year which found some tiles needed replacing as well as some other work. Rev Canon Martyn Griffiths, the rector of St Mary’s, said the repairs were relatively “minor”.

He said: “There are lots of little things that need to be done but there is nothing major wrong. All of them need to be dealt with before they become big things.

“For instance, there is a flat roof at the west end of the main door on the Hart Street side which is being completely stripped back and the slates replaced. After time the slates just disintegrate.”

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