Repairs to the roof of All Saints Church
The repairs began in 2004 and were completed in 2005. They were funded mainly by the charitable organisation FAST, the Friends of All Saints Turvey, which was set up to raise money to preserve the fabric of the church. The fund raising activities of FAST were generously supported by people living in the village, so most of the money to repair the nave roof came from the villagers themselves. A further amount was given by an existing church endowment fund, and there was a small grant from ‘Grantscape’, a Landfill Communities Fund.
The main contractor for the works was John Lucas, but the specialist carpentry was subcontracted to Mark Gascoigne, operating as ‘Tree Historic’. Mark had been involved in the restoration of Windsor Castle after the fire of 1992. The lead work was done by Gordon Kinns and his company, who have done all the lead work at All Saints for many years.
The replacement of parts of the roof attacked by Deathwatch Beetle.