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Grade I listed East Ham church gets £40,000 makevoer

PUBLISHED: 09:00 22 September 2018

The interior of St Mary Magdalene Church, which is undergoing £40,000 restoration work. Picture: Quintin Peppiatt

The interior of St Mary Magdalene Church, which is undergoing £40,000 restoration work. Picture: Quintin Peppiatt

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A listed East Ham church is getting a makeover.

Work began in August and is due to be completed by the middle of October. Picture: Quintin PeppiattWork began in August and is due to be completed by the middle of October. Picture: Quintin Peppiatt

St Mary Magdalene Church in High Street South is a grade I listed building, built in 1130.

It was severely damaged by bombing during the Blitz, and now, it’s finally undergoing a major restoration.

The work, which will cost about £40,000, will involve a repainting of the building with limewash. Despite the damage from the war, it still has some ancient wall paintings, and is considered a traditional piece of Norman architecture.

Councillor Reverence Quintin Peppiatt, the vicar of St.Mary Magdalene, said: “After years of planning it is great to be getting on with this much needed work.

“The last major works to redecorate the church were carried out after the Blitz so the work is well overdue and we hope the ceiling and walls will look sparkling after a fresh coat of lime wash paint.”

The work, which began in August, is due to be finished by the middle of October.


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