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

              Supporting St. Mary the Virgin, Newport since 2000

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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