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Phase 3 of Building Restoration

In 2013 Memorial Community Church was able to complete the third and last phase of high-level repairs to roofs and brickwork to stop the rain coming in. This was made possible by a generous Repair Grant for Listed Places of Worship (then) administered by English Heritage and the Heritage Lottery Fund, and many other funders. We were particularly delighted to be given a  huge grant from the National Churches Trust - more than we asked for - which enabled us to repair and restore all the first-floor windows while the scaffolding was in place. Without this it's unlikely that work would ever have been done. 

Having repaired the bricks and roofs at the top of both towers in 2009 and 2011, the last phase of urgent repairs replaced brickwork, restored the big arched window at the front of the building, fixed leaky gutters and drainpipes at roof level all around the church, and repaired all the high windows at the sides of the church that were broken and twisted because of the damp. All this cost over £250,000 and was the last phase of work needed to make the building watertight.


When all the repairs are complete, we can start to try and achieve our big aim of putting the front doors back on the front of the church where they belong. 

For more information about any of this, please email Philippa at 


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The Welcome Centre is open Wednesdays 10.30 am – 12 and Thursdays 2 – 4 pm. Please feel free to drop in for a chat.

At other times, contact the church office on:

020 7474 6603