My post last week on Simpson church had a look at the severe structural problems in the chancel, included a poster advertising an auction to raise money for repairs.
I’m pleased to tell you that the auction raised £602.50 towards the repair fund.
It’s only been a couple of months or so since these problems were found to be so bad, and with this auction the parishioners are already doing something about it. So it’s a good start, but the church is going to cost £1,000s to put right.
I donated a couple of photos to the auction; churches are part of our heritage and I think it’s important they are preserved.
What else could a North Bucks Wanderer do, especially after being asked by Iola the churchwarden who opened up the church specially for me? Fair enough!
There’s a couple of photos here you will not have seen before. I had to cut them from the photo session where I photographed the church for last week’s post, as the post was getting much too big.
Iola is going to keep me in the loop about the chancel repairs, so watch this space. For more about Simpson church, not just its chancel, just click on the link at the top of this post.
This is the bellringing room, in the tower. On the right is a window that was blocked off when the church was rebuilt in the 14th Century. There are cracks in the top of the window reveal and they run up the wall, but I don’t know if they are anything to do with the problems in the chancel.
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