Great Bromley views

Church Repair Fund Appeal

Donations are always very welcome, small or large! Cheques made payable to St George’s Gt Bromley Repair Fund can be posted to Churchwarden Jenny Nicholls, Fyerning, Hall Road, Great Bromley CO7 7TS

Update Nov 2012: Major works have been completed in 2011/2012 on the clerestory windows and parapets on the South side of St. George's Church. At the same time the lychgate was rescued from collapse and fully restored. Further works on the north side included stonework repair to the west doorway, north aisle windows, and the north east buttress. The total cost was £120,000.

Thanks to all those who helped organise fund raising events, made donations, and those who helped practically with repairs and maintenance over the last four years. The Repair Fund raised £14,000 towards the works and we received generous grants from English Heritage (HLF), GCG Environment Trust, National Churches Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation, Essex Heritage Trust, Friends of Essex Churches Trust, Allchurches Trust, and The Veneziana Fund. We thank our Stone family friends in the United States who have generously supported us with their donations.

The "Cathedral of the Tendring Hundred" undergoing repairs - here are some pictures from Jennifer Nicholls, November 2011 and February 2012. Click a link to start slideshow.

lych gate
The sad and sorry lych gate
Detail of rot at the front
Work starts on Lych gate
A view of the work site
The rotten beam removed
Very rotten old oak
Beautiful new oak
A repaired gate
Rear view of gate
Good for another 120 years!
clerestory windows
External Scaffolding
External Scaffolding
Internal Scaffolding 1
Internal Scaffolding 2
Internal Scaffolding 3
Protecting the church
Up the ladder again...
Refitting clerestory windows
Glazing going back in
The new windows

And here are some pretty flowers: