The Friends of St Mary's Church, Newport, Essex

              Supporting St. Mary the Virgin, Newport since 2000


2020 Quinquennial Review & Decorating Fund

Estimates are net of recoverable VAT and include professional fees


Clerestory windows

and masonry project                       92,531

Tower roof repairs                                      30,000

Plaster repair and redecorate

whole church                                             108,600

South transept roof                                    23,000

Nave and transept gutters                           7,475


Walls maintenance - external                   10,545

Wall repairs - internal                                22,425

Chancel Damp work                                     8,625

Belfry                                                             20,010

Gutters and drainage                              450

Tower rainwater goods                                3,392

Other windows                                             14,834

Monuments and tombs                                 3,105

South porch                                                    1,380

Other items - approx                                    3,658


Grand Total                    £354,000


It won’t be possible to do the decorating until high level work, for example on the clerestory Tudor windows, is done and the damp sorted out. A windows project is in hand and substantial funding raised



After that the decorating and plaster repairs can be done in phases as the funds are raised.  So the church has started a decoration fund to raise money over several years, which is being administered by The Friends.


Other restoration work on the church can be supported by grants but pure decorating cannot.  And there is no VAT recovery.  


As at August 2020 the Decorating fund was £21,160

We need to raise about £354,000  based on the architect's estimates.  


For the repair and conservation of the Victorian glass and Tudor stonework nave clerestory windows the cost shown is as tendered and costed

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Decorating Plan