Since 2013 we have been seeking to raise funds to help restore Saint James’ Church. Our fundraising kicked off when Quedgeley Community Trust gave us a grant of £4,000 to commission an architects report on the structure of the tower and the internals of the church. Members of the PCC had already agreed to temporary work being undertaken to the tower.
The report confirmed that the tower was in need of a permanent fix and the cost likely to be in the region of £150,000.
In addition to this the internal wooden panelling and pews are being eaten away by wood worm. The electrics are showing their age and the flooring is badly in need of repair. Currently we are exploring various options of tackling these problems. We shall be consulting with the local community once we have identified a way forward and seeking funding from the Heritage Lottery to assist us in our task. We do not under estimate the enormous task and challenges that lay before us but we are currently working hard ourselves to raise funding towards the cost of this project. If you would like to help us in this task then please make a donation to Saint James’ Church School Lane Quedgeley.