Category Archives: Church news

St Mary’s Church Pew Platforms Project report #15 and final

Monday May 13: Unexpectedly Brett turned up and set about preparing the reuseable porch floor slabs and advising the archaeologists the exact depth requirements.   Another infant and another larger skeleton found today in hard clay. The latter has chest bones … Continue reading

Posted in Church news | Leave a comment

Guided Tours of the Church and Tower

Ten people came along on Friday June 15 for an interesting evening.  More guided tours of St Mary’s  Church and Tower will be taking place on Saturday, July 7 at 10 am Sunday, July 22 at 2 pm They will … Continue reading

Posted in Church news | 1 Comment

St Mary’s Church Pew Platforms Project report #14

Monday April 30: Received the amended Faculty allowing two skeletons to be removed from site for analysis and returned for reburial within three months. Tuesday May 1:  It was agreed for archaeologists to start in the porch on May 9 … Continue reading

Posted in Church news | Leave a comment

St Mary’s Church Pew Platforms Project progress #13

Monday April 9:  Cleaning up and Architect’s #4 meeting at 2pm.  Paving stones for the south aisle were delivered. Tuesday: South aisle paving laid on lime mortar. Wednesday: Before leaving, Shaun stained the bottom main-door filler strip. Ben Higton from … Continue reading

Posted in Church news | Leave a comment

St Mary’s Church Pew Platforms Project progress #12

w/c Tuesday April 3:  With work to remove the skeletons from the porch held up awaiting  clearance of procedures by the Diocesan Advisory Committee, the completion of the paths is also held up, leaving them a bit messy! The carpet … Continue reading

Posted in Church news | Leave a comment

St Mary’s Church Pew Platforms Project progress #11

Monday March 26: Sun and 12oC.  Filling drainage trench with stone.  Rear platform oak edging trim being fitted to walls and pillar bases. [1623.jpg] Pew prayer fronts put in place on rear platform. Tuesday: The framework from the doorway to the nave centre … Continue reading

Posted in Church news | Leave a comment

St Mary’s Church Pew Platforms Project progress #10

Monday March 19: 2oC, snow from weekend slowly going. The porch outer paving stone lifted and moved with A frame gantry to lie west of the large inner slab. Drainage trench and new piping continued with archaeologist Kamil removing and … Continue reading

Posted in Church news | Leave a comment

St Mary’s Church Pew Platforms Project Progress – report #9

Monday, March 12: Galvanised steel sections were delivered and a start made on laying out the rear platform structure. The organ loudspeakers were disconnected from the top of the vestry cupboard.        Tuesday: Archaeologist Tim discovered a full … Continue reading

Posted in Church news | Leave a comment

Latest news!

Click here to see the latest find at the Church.  

Posted in Church news | Leave a comment

St Mary’s Church Pew Platforms Project – Report no. 8

Monday, March 5: With the snow going fast and while passing lifting straps below the remaining large slab in the porch, it was found to have a hewn edge under the wall, not smoothly tapered like the other sides.  John … Continue reading

Posted in Church news | Leave a comment