Renovations begin at St Thomas's Church

Renovations begin at St Thomas's Church

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 8:33am 19th July 2019.

The first phase of work is getting underway, thanks to the success of a huge fundraising campaign.

The Salisbury city centre church is looking to raise £2 million overall, with the aim of 'safeguarding' St Thomas's for future generations.

St Thomas's church Salisbury (Faye Marsh)
The fundraising campaign aims to bring some big changes to St Thomas's

One of the first projects on the list is to restore the famous Doom painting.

That's a mural dating back to medieval times, depicting the Last Judgement.

WHAT ELSE IS PLANNED?

Other projects in this first phase of work at St Thomas's Church include cleaning part of the ceiling, repairs to the tower, replacing the pews with benches, and a new font and altar.

That's all expected to be completed in the next 12 months.

St Thomas's pews ( Faye)
The pews are among the things being updated

QUEST 2020 CONTINUES

Close to £500,000 has been raised towards the overall campaign for the renovations at the church.

The rest of the funding coming in will go towards finishing the cleaning of the ceiling, repairs to the chapel and new, upgraded toilets.

When Quest 2020 first launched, Reverend Kelvin Inglis told Spire FM that it's important to preserve the building:

"We want to make sure this church will survive and continue to be a really good building for all the different uses it has for future generations.

"We've got to keep this building looking good, its our responsibility, its been handed to us and we've got to hand it on."

You can keep supporting the campaign on the St Thomas's Church website.

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