The Grade I listed St Mary’s Church has undergone a series of repairs and alterations under the direction of Donald Insall Associates.
Stonework repairs have been followed by an award-winning scheme for the repair of the nationally important choir stalls. The stalls, including the canopies, represent both high art of the medieval period and an insight, particularly through the carvings, into the lives and thoughts of their creators. As such, it was considered important to preserve this narrative. Missing elements were replaced with clearly new fabric and the stalls carefully cleaned. New lighting was installed to highlight the intricate timber carving and provide a focal point visible upon entry into the church.
The West Screen project was completed in 2017. Formed of large oak panels, the new West Screen contains two accessible WCs and much needed storage space. The oak panels are linked by a central glazed porch, which allow the west doors to remain open throughout the day, providing spectacular views from the exterior through to the choir stalls, altar and beyond.