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  • Taking Shape!
    repair poor plaster on walls Ready for replastering Rewiring in progress Chancel ceiling supported during repair work Chancel ceiling above organ Centre of Chancel ceiling Repairs being done on roof above Chancel ceiling to secure the ceiling Return to the

    Original URL path: http://www.stmaryswatton.org/progress_pictures6.html (2016-05-02)
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  • Next Stage
    being reclad in white New west end door frame being installed Chancel roof reslated High windows in nave note the highlighting of the architecture and outline of the stone Chancel ceiling is now secure Restoration of paintwork is another project

    Original URL path: http://www.stmaryswatton.org/progress_pictures7.html (2016-05-02)
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  • The Tent over the church!
    over the church Some photos of Weatherill s tent to protect the church while the north valley is reversed Return to the Menu Next Page To return to the Home page close this page St Mary s Church Watton 2011

    Original URL path: http://www.stmaryswatton.org/progress_pictures8.html (2016-05-02)
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  • Final Strait!
    level Cupboards being put together bespoke not MFI Font and Pamments awaiting installation Font being moved into place Font in situ doesn t it look great Breaking up old pamments ready for new Pamments being laid More pamments being laid Stone step in place Stone step from old Lady Chapel end ramp up to dais to be installed to the right Stone step from church rooms end being prepared for

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  • Getting Ready
    the Re Opening on 22nd April The new glass doors in place New chairs arriving and old ones being returned Return to the Menu Next Page To return to the Home page close this page St Mary s Church Watton

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  • Newly refurbished Church
    Welcome to our lovely newly re furbished church Return to the Menu To return to the Home page close this page St Mary s Church Watton 2011 Website Developed Hosted

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  • Pictures of the Model showing proposed changes
    1 2 3 Model Pictures To read about the details click here To view the progress click here St Mary s Church Watton 2011 Website Developed Hosted by Church Website

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  • History of St Mary's - St Mary's Church Watton
    and chancel floor were in a similar state the lighting and mains electrics were failing the east chancel wall was on the move and last but by no means least the ornate blue chancel ceiling was loose and liable to fall down at any time The church is grade two star listed so we had to obtain the relevant permission before any work could begin By early 2011 we had appointed an architect and contractor and been granted the faculty the churches version of planning permission We also had sufficient funds in place to cover the cost of the architect s estimate The church was closed in September 2011 and work began but it was soon apparent that we would have to borrow money if all the work was to be completed In April 2012 the church was reopened and re dedicated by the Bishop of Lynn by then the exterior wall had been rebuilt and re rendered the floors had been tiled with Norfolk pamments the pews replaced by comfortable chairs the electrics and lighting had been replaced and a new audio visual system had been installed And yes conservators had secured the chancel ceiling to the roof timbers above Since the re opening we have held an art and photography exhibition a flower festival quiz nights concerts coffee mornings etc and organisations such as the scouts and the air cadets have held their presentation services here Of course we have also held our regular services plus baptisms weddings and funerals As we had hoped it really is now a versatile space for all of the local community to use Some items mentioned are no longer here the rood screen pulpit and brass eagle lectern for example Where possible they have been relocated to other churches The money that

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