Heritage & Restoration

Find out more about the heritage of St Mary’s and our major proposed programme of works to restore the badly-weathered stonework of the entire church within 10 years, starting with the north nave clerestory in 2020. That initial phase of the restoration focuses on St Mary’s extraordinary collection of medieval and Tudor roof bosses. Discover more about these ‘curious carvings’ and our project to preserve and interpret them on the Heritage & Restoration pages of the website:

Curious carvings launch page

From blogs and podcasts exploring the bosses to photos, paintings and poems inspired by them, from learning activities for children to media coverage of the project, here you will find a wealth of materials and information surrounding the project.

Latest news

Go straight to the latest news and tweets about the project.


See photos charting the progress of the restoration works being carried out by master stonemason Matthias Garn – from the very beginning to date.