Update on Shipton church

The good news is that the south aisle roof is fine. However, the Lady Chapel roof had some significant rot in places. At one point the timber specialist stuck his screwdriver in a beam and the dust poured out like sand. The problems all centre around areas where the guttering is prone to flood due to blockages caused by pine needles.

Once the structural engineer has reported, we will have a better idea of the work required and the approximate costings. In the meantime, a job specification has been drawn up to allow the appointment of a Project Manager to oversee all the technical experts and the work to be carried out.

To raise funds towards repairs, at 7.30pm on Wednesday 8th January at the New Beaconsfield Hall we were privileged to receive a talk from Sir Stephen Tomlinson entitled “Some musings on the Constitution.“ Sir Stephen practised as a barrister (appointed QC in 1988) until 2000 when he was appointed a High Court Judge. He was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal in 2010 and became a Privy Counsellor in 2011. Since 2017 he has been full a time arbitrator in his previous chambers.

James Walmsley
Email jameswalmsley@mistral.co.uk
Tel 01993 830842