St Deinst Church - Church Repairs

Church Repairs

A major repair programme, during which the church functioned more or less as normal, was carried out from Sept 2009-April 2010 by Allan Kettle of H T Kettle (Building) Ltd.

The scope of the works encompassed essential repairs identified in the 2004 Quinquennial Report and the 2008 English Heritage Investigation Works:


  • Roof Coverings: replace broken and missing slates

  • Nave/North Aisle Valley Gutter: supply and fit new valley gutter, chutes and flashing

  • Roof Structure Timbers: repairs associated with decayed wall plates and rafters

  • North Aisle Gable Copings: installation of a lead-cored dpc

  • Cast Iron Rainwater Goods: installation of replacement goods to match existing

  • North Aisle Stonework: repairs and re-pointing

  • Interior Walls and Damp Proofing: associated remedial works

  • North Aisle Land Drainage: installation of drainage channel and new soak away

  • North Aisle Floor Finishes: installation of new woodblock flooring where necessary

The total cost of the Project was £80,167. Much of this was covered by funding from the following sources:

  • English Heritage £39,000

  • National Churches Trust £10,000

  • Garfield Weston Foundation £5,000

  • Hereford Historic Churches Trust £2,000

  • Allchurches Trust £500

  • Listed Places of Worship Scheme £11,395

The PCC is indebted to the above organisations for their generous support plus all the members of the community who helped with the fundraising to cover the balance of the cost.