Southease Church ceiling woodwork was damaged by Aspergillosis and other spores following contract work on the roof four years ago. As the spores are dangerous the Church had to be shut to the public on immediate discovery and remained closed for well over a year (having previously been closed during lockdown). This was great tragedy, risking further damage to the interior of the church, including the frescoes.
There was a great deal of effort and work put into the resolution of the problem following the closure. The contractors insurance would not pay for the required fungicidal treatment without a Court Order and the Church could not afford to go to Court to secure one.
The cost of the work, along with readying the church for opening was estimated at £15,000. The structural work was approved by the Architect (as per requirement) and carried out at the beginning of 2023, and the Church was finally able to re-open to the public in February 2023.
A significant portion of the cost of this essential work has now been covered by donation, but not all. And this is what we are presently fundraising for. Any monies raised over this will go towards the further maintenance and upkeep of this much loved historical building.
Anything you can give will be wonderful and deeply appreciated by both Church and local community..
If you think you can help and support the church, donations can be made direct to Nat West Bank.
Account name: Southease Parochial Church Council; sort code 60-13-09; account number 41510712. Reference: your name or DONATION.
Or via Just giving on the following link
With grateful thanks,
David de Mallet Morgan, Helen Macaulay, Susie Kyriakides, Martin Brickell, Sue Brickell, Rachel Wyndham, David Stearman, Ruth de Mallet Morgan and Alex Pett.