£100,000 repairs get underway at Burnham-On-Sea church
familiar landmark in Burnham-On-Sea is getting a £100,000
overhaul as part of a major new project.
has gone up around the main tower of St Andrew's Church in Burnham,
as pictured here, to allow the repair to the stonework to get
will be repointing large areas of the tower, recarving sections
of the windows which have suffered from the ravages of time and
some internal work is also underway.
work will continue into December and it's hoped that the project
will be completed in time for Christmas.
Rev Graham Witts told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Church buildings
have a five-year inspection on the fabric of the building and
this showed some major damage to the stoneworks which needed urgent
works will cost in the region of £100,000. We are fortunate
to have funds to carry out this work."
hope that once this work is done to be able to redecorate the
interior of the church and have a new lighting system but until
the building is watertight this will not take place. There is
no basis to the rumour that we are straightening the tower!"
stonemasons carrying out the work are Wells Cathedral Stonemasons,
based in Cheddar.
700th anniversray of the church has been marked this year with
many celebrations, which will include a special gala concert this
Saturday (October 3rd) at 7.30pm in the church.