Yarmouth Catholic church repairs underway
Work is proceeding on urgent repairs to the roof of St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Great Yarmouth thanks to a grant from English Heritage.
The roof of the Grade II* church on Regent Road in the town has been leaking, and in places water had come in and ruined paintings. In the 1960's the Welsh slate roof had been replaced by concrete tiles whose weight was causing huge strain on the roof timbers.
The full restoration will cost around £1.5m, but the English Heritage grant of almost £150,000 has enabled the essential work to proceed, and a fund-raising campaign is underway to raise the rest. An online candle project will be launching soon allowing people to make donations from £1, with the aim of getting the whole community involved.
Brian Lafferty, chairman of the church's finance committee, has taken a series of drone images offering a bird's eye view of the restoration work going on at the church, and showing its position in Great Yarmouth's main tourism thoroughfare of Regent Road.
The full story, together with all the drone pictures can be viewed in the Great Yarmouth Mercury, and also on Network Yarmouth.
The picture above is courtesy of Brain Lafferty.
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