Article and Photographs: Jonathan White
St Mary’s Church, located on Monks Lane in Acton, is an active Anglican parish church constructed of red sandstone, which has been designated a Grade I listed building since 1967.
A section of parapet on the north side of the chancel of the church is being renovated due to weathering. A parapet is an extension of a church wall at the edge of a roof.
Scaffolding is in place and a hoist system is being used to lower each section of the parapet to the ground, with some pieces weighing up to 200kg. Once removed each piece will be repaired or reconstructed and then returned to its original location at the church.
The renovation work is being carried out by Grosvenor Construction, based in north Wales, who have many years of experience in designing all manner of simple and complicated masonry for historic & modern buildings throughout the UK.
The work is expected to be completed by April 2021.
Donations to St Mary’s Church, Acton are always gratefully received and help enormously with the upkeep of this beautiful ancient building. Donations can be posted through the letterbox by the south porch at the Church or via the Church website.
A representative from St Mary’s Church, Acton said: “The work is part of an ongoing maintenance programme, very necessary with one of the oldest buildings in south Cheshire”.