The Church of St. Mary & St. Lawrence is Grade II* Listed. This is despite two major fires, one c1900 and one in the 1960s each of which largely gutted the building. Both fires happily left the tower and spire intact and also the Cavendish Chapel, with reconstructions being sympathetic to the building.
Less happily the church was the victim of a series of thefts of external metals. Two thefts resulted in the loss of leadwork to the Cavendish Chapel and parts of the nave and aisle gutters; also the dormer windows to the nave. A third theft involved the damage of the copper roof of the vestry.
Peter Rogan assisted in advising, producing specifications for and overseeing the replacement of the stolen lead in accordance with the insurers requirements.
The replacement leadwork was successfully carried out by JTC Roofing Ltd using sandcast lead, except for the vestry repairs carried out in copper.
In addition to the emergency roof repairs, Peter Rogan has also undertaken the routine quinquennial inspection - the regular 5 yearly condition survey of the building, and advised on other repair issues.
The parish has also successfully applied for Heritage Lottery grant aid for restoration of the tower, due to start 2016