Essential Repairs to St Peter’s to go ahead.
English Heritage have awarded a major grant of £155,000 to Huddersfield Parish Church.
We have received a significant award from English Heritage to enable essential repairs to be undertaken that will secure the building for future use by the congregation and the community at large.
“A great deal of work has been undertaken to secure this next phase of restoration work to the fabric of St. Peter’s,” said: the Rev’d Canon Simon Moor, who became Vicar of Huddersfield in 2011, “English Heritage have shown faith in continuing to support the vision of the church and community of Huddersfield to preserve the Parish Church for future generations.”
The work, which is to commence in April includes:
Major work on the clergy and choir vestries, which have long been a cause of concern with persistent leakage during wet periods.
Repairs to the stone tracery of the east window, a notable example of work by the renowned stained glass designer William Comper.
Other stonework at the east and south east end of the church.
Repairs to glazing throughout the church will also be carried out, making both stained glass and other windows water tight.
A long awaited restoration of the main steps at the west end is also to take place.
St. Peter’s has the reputation of being the Civic Church for the area. It is open daily and as well as being a place of Christian worship, and the home of a Christian congregation, the church is a spiritual and civic resource to the Huddersfield district and its inhabitants – to people of all faiths and of none.
Canon Moor commented: “There has been great support with funding the restoration whilst the roof, tower and ceilings were restored in recent years and we have a great deal of work to undertake in finding match funding the generous grant from English Heritage.”
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