Every 5 years, churches are inspected by an architect and the PCC (Parochial Church Council – effectively the Church Committee) are given a report of the renovations and improvements required to the building.  The most recent inspection of St James' Church was in 2013 and noted that the roof needs extensive repairs, the porch needs completely re-roofing, the windows need repairing and the woodwork needs attention.

The church also has a problem with rising and penetrating damp… The PCC are actively seeking grants to enable these repairs (which total up to just under £95,000) and some improvements, to take place.  They have had some success, with a small grant from The Headley Trust, but are putting in grant applications to other organisations.  If you would like more information on how things are progressing, or want to help, please contact the churchwardens via email – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or pick up a leaflet about the Friends of St James Devauden when you are next in church.


Article by Gay Kenington and Richard Sacks

 

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