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Completed Projects

These are just some of the projects that have been completed with the help of Friends of West Mersea Parish Church.

Maintenance of north tiled roof

MAINTENANCE OF NORTH TILED ROOF, NOVEMBER 2017 - ESTIMATED COST £2,100 The Friends have agreed to pay for the removal of moss from the north tiled roof and the clearing of waterways. It was considered essential to carry out this…

Redecoration of the Church Interior- Completed May 2017

COMPLETED MAY 2017 – FRIENDS’ CONTRIBUTION £20,000 The cost of this major project was approximately £30,000 (figure subject to confirmation – Editor) to which ‘The Friends’ contributed £20,000, the balance being contributed by the Church’s own appeal fund. The project was…

New Tower Access Ladder – completed November 2015

Completed November 2015 – cost £13,223.00 The project to replace the old ladder providing access from the tower bell chamber to the tower roof has now been completed (November 2015) The previous tower access ladder, although still structurally sound, fell significantly short…

Installation of ‘low energy’ and event lighting – completed October 2015

Completed October 2015 – cost £3654.00 As a cost saving measure and to improve the lighting in the church both for general use and to provide additional lighting for recitals, concerts and other special events, new low-energy lighting fittings have been…

Church electrical systems – completed Summer 2014

Completed summer 2014 – cost  £4,246 Following a detailed insurance and electrical survey it had been discovered that the Church needs significant work to the (two) lightning conductor circuits, and also the 3-phase electricity supply and associated equipment. Additional earthing…

Church Hall entrance- completed Summer 2014

Completed Summer 2014 – cost £3342 After much discussion involving the planning authorities and English Heritage, work on upgrading the Hall entrance was finally completed in Summer 2014. The work has included the doubling of the doors to facilitate disabled access, and the…

Refurbishment of Memorial Rail – completed summer 2014

Project completed summer 2014 – cost £350 The memorial rail which crosses the church between the pulpit and the organ manual commemorates the sacrifice of local people during the First World War. Over the years some of the lettering had…

Repairs to the the tower roof – completed September 2013

Project completed September 2013 – cost £750 A recent survey revealed that it was necessary to replace some slipped tiles and carry out some other minor repairs to the tower roof to keep it weathertight. The work was completed in…

Chancel East Window – completed August 2013

Project completed August 2013 – cost £3184 The Friends have been very pleased to provide funding for the restoration of the Chancel stained glass window in our Parish Church. This is the type of project the Friends are keen to…

Church external floodlighting- completed Spring 2013

Project completed Spring 2013 – partially funded by The Friends – contribution £2,855 As the photo here shows the addition of floodlighting to the church exterior shows the church to great effect at night. The Friends contributed £2,855 towards the…

South Aisle Window – completed August 2011

Project completed August 2011 – cost c. £5000 After the cold winter of 2009, we found the south aisle window mullions detached and bowing outwards from the structural frame. These windows are built from medieval and Tudor brick, reinforced with…

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