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Renovation and Repair at Reed Church

Work over the last 15 years, and plans for the future

A substantial programme of renovation and repair has taken place at St Mary’s over the past fifteen years, including three major projects, encompassing careful renovation of both the interior and exterior of the building. In 2006 the East Window underwent total refurbishment. In 2009, a complete renovation of the inside of the Church was undertaken, as well as the provision of a new French drain and associated soakaways. And in 2019 we embarked on the most significant project of all, this time to the exterior of the building, including repointing of the tower, and extensive repair and renovation to external masonry and windows. This significant programme of work has only been possible through the generosity of countless people – including everyone who has supported Church and Friends of Reed Church events – and also through the generosity of numerous grant- making bodies, in particular, the Turney Village Trust. While the Parish can take pride that our Church is in a better state than it has been for very many years, there is yet more to be done. Two significant projects are currently being developed. First, a project to provide the Church with a fine new organ. The current organ at St Mary’s was “economically” installed in the 1970s and although it has seen good service it is now reaching the end of its useful life. Read more about the organ project here. And second, a project to provide St Mary’s with a WC and kitchenette facility, allowing greater and more comfortable use of the Church by all. You can donate to the organ fund through JustGiving here.
Impression of new church organ

Pictures from the 2009 restoration

Photos courtesy of Karin Weston
Pitcure of interior or Reed Church during renovation Picutre of interior of Reed Church during renovation 2 Picture of ionterior of Reed Church during renovation 3

Pictures from the 2019-20 restoration

Photos courtesy of Shar Fletcher
East parapet after renovation East parapet before renovation
The East Parapet before and after the works were carried out
Bell tower window before renovation Bell tower window after renovation
The Bell Tower, before and after the works
Window in south elevation before renovation Window in south elevation after renovation
Restoration to the window in the southern elevation - before and after
St Mary's from the south-east after renovation St Mary's from the south-east before renovation
St Mary’s from the South-east - before and after the works
© Reed Parish Council 2020 Website Accessibility Statement
Reed Village
The website of Reed Parish Council

Renovation and

Repair at Reed

Church

Work over the last 15 years, and

plans for the future

A substantial programme of renovation and repair has taken place at St Mary’s over the past fifteen years, including three major projects, encompassing careful renovation of both the interior and exterior of the building. In 2006 the East Window underwent total refurbishment. In 2009, a complete renovation of the inside of the Church was undertaken, as well as the provision of a new French drain and associated soakaways. And in 2019 we embarked on the most significant project of all, this time to the exterior of the building, including repointing of the tower, and extensive repair and renovation to external masonry and windows. This significant programme of work has only been possible through the generosity of countless people – including everyone who has supported Church and Friends of Reed Church events – and also through the generosity of numerous grant-making bodies, in particular, the Turney Village Trust. While the Parish can take pride that our Church is in a better state than it has been for very many years, there is yet more to be done. Two significant projects are currently being developed. First, a project to provide the Church with a fine new organ. The current organ at St Mary’s was “economically” installed in the 1970s and although it has seen good service it is now reaching the end of its useful life. Read more about the organ project here. And second, a project to provide St Mary’s with a WC and kitchenette facility, allowing greater and more comfortable use of the Church by all. You can donate to the organ fund through JustGiving here.

Pictures showing the

restoration works