The PCC have appointed Richard Oxley of Oxley Conservation as the architect for the roof replacement scheme.
Richard has an extensive track record in Church and old buildings renovations, and recent projects have been the re-roofing of St Mary’s Luggershall Buckinghamshire, and St Peter’s and St Paul’s Checkendon Oxfordshire.
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St. Leonard’s : Raise the Roof Fund
As residents of Grendon Underwood know the majority of the lead was stolen from the roof of the church in October 2016, and there is currently a fund raising exercise in progress to meet the estimated repair cost of £200,000.
At this time the Fund Raising Committee are preparing applications for grants from various organisations and charities.
In order that local people can become involved we intend to launch a new event on 8th July, at the church, which will allow you to purchase an area of the roof as a contribution towards the overall cost.
We have estimated that the roof area is 113 m², however, in order to simplify the arithmetic we intend to offer 100 m² which will provide 1000 – 1 foot x 1 foot units for sale, we will charge £20 for each unit. For each unit purchased we will produce a certificate which will record the reference of the area bought. Furthermore, when the scheme is up and running, we intend to hold a free monthly draw of all purchased units with the successful owner receiving a small prize.
We hope that people, who would not like to see the church close, will take up this initiative.