The ancient St Lawrence Church on Abbots Langley High Street is undergoing more repairs to ensure its walls are waterproof and fit for purpose.
The first part of the church’s renovation was in 2019, when Universal Stone made repairs to much of the flint stonework on the building, undoing the damage caused by Victorian repairs.
The repairs, which were to ensure that windows do not fall out and that the building will remain standing for many years to come, came at a cost of £120,000.
Now passing residents will have seen builders back at the church because it is the turn of the walls either side and above the main entrance to the church to be repaired.
The pebbledash render was found to be coming away from the wall and allowing the rain to get in and damage the flint wall behind it.
The church is grateful for grants from National Churches Trust and the Wolfson Foundation, the Beds and Herts Historic Churches Trust, and a donation from The Friends of St Lawrence, so that this work can be completed before winter sets in.
Andrew Taylor, chair of the Friends of St Lawrence, said: “At a time when fundraising has been practically impossible, the grants have ensured this vital and urgent project can go ahead immediately.”
If you would like to help keep this church in good order by becoming a patron, email Andrew at email@example.com or visit abbotslangley.org.uk/home/friends-of-st-lawrence.html