A £15,000 building project to save St Michael and All Angels’ Church, near Bussage, has been completed
THE congregation of St Michael and All Angels’ Church, near Bussage, has completed a £15,000 project to plug the rainwater deluge that has been threatening the buildings fabric for many years.
In recent heavy rains water has poured out from the guttering over the building stone work and flowed into the drains causing the old cast iron guttering and drainage to rot away.
This is now no longer the case thanks to the successful installation of rust proof, aluminium guttering and the digging of new drains.
The improvements will help to preserve this historic church set on the hillside above the Toadsmoor valley.
The £15,000 project was funded by a main grant of £7,000 from the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust using landfill tax contributions from Cory Environmental.
Crucial financial help was also received from the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Langtree Trust, the All Churches Trust and a number of other bodies.
Various events held over recent years by the church, congregation, and the people of Bussage have also helped raise funds towards the project.