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Release Project


We long to see our church building reach it's full potential in Bristol.
Working with our conservation architect we have developed a scheme of repairs and developments which, we believe, over the next 10 years will allow this church building to flourish and remain relevant in an ever cityscape.  

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Release Project


We long to see our church building reach it's full potential in Bristol.
Working with our conservation architect we have developed a scheme of repairs and developments which, we believe, over the next 10 years will allow this church building to flourish and remain relevant in an ever cityscape.  

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Nave & Chancel Roofs


Nave & Chancel Roofs


Ten years ago the church suffered a series of large lead thefts over the nave and chancel roofs. At the time they were patched using a temporary rubber membrane which has now started to fail. On top of this the remaining original roof coverings are now coming to the end of their useful life and are now also starting to fail.

Phase 1 of the Release Project and most importantly is to get the building watertight! Through the support of a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund of £250,000 and National Churches Trust of £20,000 we have now begun work on a re-roofing project which will cost £375,000 in total. The Heritage Lottery Fund is made possible through National Lottery Players contributions. 

Follow the project on our blog page where we will bring latest news and updates.

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Flooring Project


Flooring Project


 
 

Nave Flooring

After a directions hearing with the DIOCESAN Chancellor AT THE END OF jUNE WE HAVE BEEN GRANTED A FACULTY FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE PEWS AND LAYING OF A NEW SUSPENDED FLOOR.

 

We have known for many years that the current layout of the main worship space in our church has held the building back from reaching it's full potential not just as a space for worship but also for other events and community uses.

Due to the high level of investment in other more urgent areas of the building we do not have the funds required to carry out a long term solution in the nave. We have therefore been working with our architect Chris Balme and the Diocesan Advisory Committee to  draw up a cost effective short term solution which will allow us to continue using and grow the use of this space whilst we focus our resources onto the other more urgent repair needs.

Read about the proposals in our Design and Access Statement. You can also see how we are getting on in the gallery below.