All Saints’ Tudeley
All Saints' Church, Tudeley, Tonbridge TN11 0NZ.
CHANCEL WALL REPAIRS - update
From 24th July to end of October/beginning of November 2017 repairs are taking place to the internal walls in the chancel area (the front) of the church.
The Church will remain open to visitors.
There will be long periods where there are no workmen on site as the lime plaster has to dry out between coats. There will be limited access to the chancel area, but this will be kept to an absolute minimum, especially whilst the walls are drying out & there are no workmen on site. There will be no work taking place at weekends, although there may be slightly reduced access to the chancel area this will be kept to a minimum and it should generally be possible to view all the windows.
Proposed Timetable of works:
- For a couple of
weeks from 24th July, the current plaster will be removed which will
create some dust & noise (this job will be done by hand, not
machinery). The contractors will aim to reduce or even stop work whilst
coach parties are in the church, but obviously the work will need to be
done. There will be restricted access to the chancel area, but it should
be possible to view all the windows.
- The walls will
then be re-plastered with extensive periods of drying out in between when there
will be no work occurring in the church, however only a section of the chancel
will be accessible to prevent the walls being damaged but it should be possible
to view all the windows.
- Scaffolding will be erected in the area after Wednesday 4th October for a period of 2 weeks for painting of the chancel ceiling. This will restrict the viewing of 5 out of 12 windows (including the main window).
- From 23rd October the painting of the chancel area will continue using a scaffold tower which should not have too great an impact on viewing the windows.
NEW YEAR – NEW ROOF
COMPLETED MARCH 2017
All Building Work is now completed and the scaffolding has been removed.
All Saints Church, Tudeley received a significant grant from the Listed Places of Worship Roof Fund, a generous donation from the Wolfson Foundation, managed through ChurchCare, alongside generous donations from members of our congregation, local residents and visitors. Thank you all.