As at 10 July 2019
Building works started onsite in February 2019. The church will remain as usual for services and visitors.The north and south churchyards will be closed off until the scaffolding comes down, so access to the site during that period will be via the Roan Street entrance and courtyard or along St Alfege Passage and courtyard.
During normal opening hours you should be able to access the church from the West entrance as normal. If not then the south door should be available via the wheelchair ramp and scaffolding tunnel from the courtyard but please telephone the office on 020 8853 0687 beforehand.
Good progress is being made. The scaffolding on the north side will start to come down in the next few weeks (date tbc) and will take approximately two weeks. During this time access to the church will be through the south door. Work will then start on the accessible ramp. During August internal works will be completed to the west and east ends and the vestibule. The organ will be covered again from 29 July and the church will be closed to visitors on 30 and 31 July while the scaffolding is brought in. During the decoration to the vestibule we will close the church completely for five days Monday 5 to 9 August reopening on Saturday 10 August. The west pediment above the west door was cleaned last week.
We are delighted to welcome twelve new new heritage volunteers. A volunteer handbook is now available and a detailed induction programme has been introduced. There was a very successful outing to Canterbury Cathedral two weeks ago and two more volunteer outings are planned before the summer including a guide led tour of Greenwich in June and visit to Quebec House in July. If you are interested in becoming a heritage volunteer please contact Anne Burton or find out more about the role here. (link to recruitment page.)
Interpretation and engagement
The conservation insight tours are fully booked and very successful. Heritage volunteers and the University of Greenwich have both enjoyed their own tours. The tours provide a fascinating close up of the conservation work and the incredible decorative detail on the stonework.
Parking in the courtyard
Parking in front of the church hall will remain accessible but there will be times when deliveries are being made when it will not be possible to drive around the courtyard.
For any questions about the project or works, please contact Gill Moody on 020 8858 6828.