Since it was bombed in 1944, a substantial amount of the structure and fabric of the original building has been lost. And any surviving fabric has deteriorated and decayed after decades of exposure to the elements. So by the time HOLTOP stepped in and started developing the project that would eventually attract a Heritage Lottery Fund grant as well as grant aid from Historic England, there was so much fabric loss that prioritisng work was essential. As a site of remembrance safeguarding the Victoria Cross memorial with the mosaic of St George and the Dragon at its centrepiece, as well as the nearby chancel mosacis, was considered a top priority. Their protection under a new canopy roof was also considered urgent, and therefore formed part of the Heritage Lottery Fund project.
To ensure the survival of decorative features in the east end of the Church conservation work has been completed. We are delighted with the new gates and railings and stone floor in the South and North Porches. Assessments are being made for work which would be needed to open the crypt for use and relay the Chancel floor
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