We are raising funds to repair the Lychgate at St Peter’s which has dramatically deteriorated over recent years. It is a focal point for the Church and dates back to at least Victorian times.
Several of the clay roof tiles have broken, caused by branches hitting the roof and the nails holding the tiles expanding and snapping the tiles. The broken tiles are being retained by the plastic netting.
Since they are traditional handmade clay ‘peg tiles’ rather than modern ‘nib tiles’; it isn’t straight forward to replace the broken tiles as the tile course above prevents access to the ‘peg/nail’. It is going to be necessary to strip the roof. Although we can do much of the work with volunteer labour, replacement tiles are £10+ each and the estimated repair is £5000.
If you are able to make a donation towards the repairs it would be greatly appreciated. If you are a UK taxpayer, please confirm that you would like to reclaim Gift Aid on your donation. This will add 25p to every £1 you give.
St Peter's is the only worship centre in the Tandridge village community. It was of some importance particularly in Anglo-Saxon times in giving its name to one of the thirteen Hundred districts into which Surrey was divided. It is popular with walkers who find it featured in most walking guides to the area particularly as it has the second largest Yew tree in UK.
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