Stage One

Posted on: Friday, 23 January 2015 at 12:08:49 PM


January 2015


Bishop Justin has recently signed a contract with local building firm Crothers Construction for Stage 1 of the Restoration works on the Cathedral.  This will involve, among other things,  the removal of the asbestos roofing and replacement with Spanish Style terracotta tiles on the nave and sanctuary roofs and zinc on the dome.  It is hoped that the work will be completed by Easter and we will see a very different looking Cathedral.



February  2015


Work is progressing well on the removal of asbestos and recladding of the roof.



March  2015


Unfortunately the zinc for the dome will not be available until the end of April.  However the remainder of the work should be completed by the end of March.


       Michael is repairing the stonework            Working on the  towers
           Bishop Justin chatting to the foreman Andy Taylor.
 Fr Cross has identified the initials “F.P.” carved into a stone on the Cathedral
of a possible stone mason who worked on the Cathedral in 1915 and also the initials 
and date “P.E. 1967” which are presumably of a person who worked on the Cathedral
in 1967.If you happen to know who these initials may belong to, please contact Fr
Cross at the Bishops House.
The clock faces that were part of the original design have now been installed.

April 2015

The asbestos on the dome  is being removed and will be replaced with zinc

                   MAY 2015


          The zinc is slowly appearing.

   JUNE 2015


The recladding of the dome is complete and the finishing touches are being applied.

JULY  2015



















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