St Andrew’s Church


St Andrew’s Church is a Grade I Listed medieval building which is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Most of the church dates from the 14th century. It consists of a nave without a clerestory, aisles, and a chancel. There is also a west tower, and a rood turret near the junction of the nave and chancel, both of which are embattled. The church contains a series of 20th century Arts and Crafts stained glass.

Messenger Key Staff: 

Messenger was awarded the contract for the re-roofing of the Collyweston slate and lead roofs, the complete overhaul of the rainwater goods and conservation of hatchments and monuments. Other works include masonry repairs and re-pointing mostly to parapets, copings and window traceries, repairs to decayed timberwork, repairs to stained glass and other glazing along with provision of protective window guards, installation of a roof alarm to protect the lead, repairs to the bell installation, electrical work and re-wiring, including overhaul of the heating system.

One elevation of the roof at St Andrew’s is being re-covered with ‘new’ Collyweston stone slate hand-produced by Messenger.

Contract Details: 

Value: £342k
Client: Churches Conservation Trust
Duration: 32 weeks
Completion: June 2015