By the late 1990’s St Martin’s was in urgent need of repair. But thanks to lots of hard work and charitable funding the medieval church was restored between 2010 and 2015.
This work rescued the nave and tower from serious disrepair. It also revealed the hidden treasures obscured by the 1972 extension, restoring the medieval church to its former glory. Heat from the earth fuels the underfloor heating, reducing the church’s carbon footprint.
The restoration project transformed lives, as well as the fabric of the building. Much of the stonemasonry work was carried out by four local apprentices, all of whom were offered on-going work when the project was completed.