In the 1960’s the majority of the roof of this fine Victorian church had the original slate roof stripped off and replaced with interlocking concrete tiles. Ever since this rather radical and aesthetically detrimental alteration the church has suffered a succession of storm damage with consequential roof leaks. The effect of this prolonged period of leaks has caused an amount of timber decay, especially in the structural boarding.

In 2015 the church were successful in winning a “Roof Repairs Grant” under the recent found of special grants awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

This funding alongside considerable funding by the church itself raising a combined total of nearly £250,000 and was sufficient to strip the concrete tiles off and replace with new Welsh slate to all main roof slopes. As part of the work all the lead flashings were replaced, thermal insulation added and a complete overhaul of stone parapets.

The job was completed in January 2017 and since then the roof has withstood a number of quite serious storms without loss of a single slate and to the relief of the church no water collecting buckets have been required, the first time in 60 years.

This has left the church in the best condition it has been in for years, and has restored the original glory of the slate roof.