Press Release

PRESS RELEASE

St Peter’s Church Highfields – Tower Stonework Repairs

Work to repair stonework on the tower of Grade II listed St Peter’s Church in Highfields has started, thanks to a grant of £158,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and support from the Diocese of Leicester. 

The mammoth job of erecting the scaffolding to the 26 metre high tower has now been completed and the repair of the crumbling stonework can begin. 

Rev’d Jonathan Surridge, Priest-in-charge of St Peter’s says: “This is the first phase of a long-term plan to repair and refurbish our wonderful Victorian Church, a significant hub of Christian worship and hospitality in the multi-faith, diverse community of Highfields.” 

The tower stonework repairs and associated repairs to tower roof, tower windows, the clock face and internal repairs to the tower stairs are being undertaken by specialist Historic building restoration contractors, Stone Edge, and will be completed in February 2018. The Project also includes heritage learning activities with local primary school pupils and oral history recordings on video.

St Peter’s Church will be open to the public during the Heritage Open Days on Friday 8th September (11.00 am to 4.00 pm), Saturday and Sunday 9th and 10th September (12.30 to 4.00 pm).

Contact: 

Rev’d Jonathan Surridge, Priest-in-Charge: mobile xxxxx xxxxxxx, email jmsurridge@gmail.com

Ted Cassidy MBE, Project Manager: mobile xxxxx xxxxxxx xxx, email tedcassidy@ntlworld.com

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