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St Saviour's Church Restoration 2014
As many of you will already know, St Saviourís Church in the centre of town closed after Christmas for major restoration work. The work is now complete and St Saviour's has re-opened in time to host a number of events during Dart Music Festival.

The church was rededicated on Thursday 5th June at 7.30pm by the Right Reverend Nick McKinnel, Bishop of Crediton and (at the time) Acting Bishop of Exeter.

While the church was closed a huge amount of work was carried out, including:
Reinforcement of the Gallery
Additional storage for hymn and service books
A glassed in childrenís area under the Gallery
New glass doors replacing the 1970ís South Door and new glass doors in the West Porch, which will be etched to complement the historic South Door
Re-plastering of the east end and Sanctuary
New lighting and wiring throughout
Restoration and electrification of the nave gas lamps
Upgraded sound system
Redecoration throughout the Church
The high altar, ceiling and the front of the gallery have been cleaned and restored to their original colour by specialist contractors.
The cost of the project was £300,000, the majority of which was funded from the Ecclesiastical Share of the Dartmouth Trust, plus some legacies generously made to St Saviourís Church.

The structural works were necessary to maintain this wonderful Grade I listed building and other work was carried out to ensure that the building remains a vibrant and accessible place for worship and the wider community.

You can see some photographs of the work on the parish Facebook page, just click on the link below.

If anyone would like to contribute to the ongoing mission of this place, or would like to consider funding a particular item or part of the project in memory of a loved one, please contact St Saviourís Churchwardens or Treasurer, John Light on 01803 834861, or write to the Parish Office, St Saviour's Church, Anzac Street, Dartmouth TQ6 9DL.

 

 

Office: Saint Saviour's Church, TQ6 9DL, Dartmouth, Devon, United Kingdom
01803 835540 e-mail
office@parishofdartmouth.co.uk