St Saviour's Church
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
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
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