Final repairs begin on Plaistow’s Memorial church

The Memorial bells preserve the names of 169 service men who died in the Great War

The Memorial bells preserve the names of 169 service men who died in the Great War - Credit: Archant

Final repairs on the roof of a historic church began on Monday as part of a £250,000 restoration project.

The third phase of the works at Memorial Community Church on Barking Road, Plaistow, will finally stop rain and damp coming in to the Grade II listed building.

The church is currently home to three congregations and a number of community projects including World War One Memorial Bells bearing the names of fallen soldiers.

The repairs will also replace eroded bricks, mend leaded windows, and fix gutters at roof level.

Most of the funding has come from the Repair Grants for Listed Places of Worship scheme by English Heritage and Heritage Lottery Fund.


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Its two towers were restored in 2009 and 2011 and these final fix ups are due to be finished in December.

All usual activities will carry on including a new Active Tuesdays Club for older residents to try out arts and crafts, board games, and gentle exercise as well as some good food from 10am to 3pm.

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