We have now completed the process to remove the rest of the cement from both walls and repointed them under the supervision of the church architect Mr. Tony Venn and the Diocesan Advisory Council, the work being carried out by the expert firm of Bakers of Danbury.
In the process of removing the cement large areas of the stonework came away and this had to be rebuilt at around £450.0 a square yard. (We don’t deal in metric, we like English measures. Also a stone pillar had to be rebuilt and an ancient window reconstructed to prevent it falling out. An ancient Scratch Dial was discovered in the stone pillar by the Priest Door.
These factors added some £10,000.00 to the original estimate of £15,000.00 for the south wall alone but the end result everyone agrees is magnificent.