Post date: Sep 21, 2018 12:21:51 PM
During October all the windows in the Rectory will be taken out and renovated, and then put back. New secondary double glazing will also be installed simultaneously. The reason for this is that the windows are almost 170 years old and in dire need of repair. The wood is becoming rotten, and it is impossible to open the windows. This is leading to an unhealthy and unsafe environment for those who live and work there. The rooms are airless in summer and if there were a fire it would be impossible to escape. The old secondary double glazing has also come to the end of its natural life. In recent years two visitors have been injured because the secondary glazing has slammed down on their fingers. One priest ended up in hospital. The property department of the Diocese has told us that this situation needs to be remedied as a priority. The total cost of the repair of the old external windows and to install new secondary glazing is £45,000 plus VAT. (Quotes were sort for this work).