A Grade II listed church near Colchester has been given a new lease of life, following a £17,000 project to make essential repairs to its roof.
The roof of St Luke’s Church in Tiptree was in dire need of urgent repairs, as deteriorating roof tiles were causing leaks and damp to the building’s interior.
Churchwarden Clive Eastbrook said: “St Luke’s supports the Colchester Soup Run which helps to feed the town’s homeless people, but unfortunately the leaks meant that we could no longer store perishable goods and food on site, which was very inconvenient.
“We are extremely grateful to Enovert Community Trust for its generous support. The church is now completely watertight and we’re able to use our store rooms again without risking the contents."
Following a recommendation from the Rural Community Council of Essex, St Luke’s Church applied to Enovert Community Trust for support with the project and received a grant to cover the full cost of the project, which was carried out by local firm Aquanera Construction Ltd.
Angela Haymonds, Trust Secretary of Enovert Community Trust, said: "The Trustees were delighted to provide a grant to fund the roof repair project at St Luke’s Church. The church is well-used by members of the local community and this project will ensure it is safe and able to continue its important work supporting vulnerable people in Essex.”
St Luke's Church is located near to Enovert's Bellhouse Landfill Site near Colchester. Content