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The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of Houghton Regis has been working tirelessly over the last year to complete two very important project linked to the Restoration and Renewal of the church community and, more specifically, of All Saints' Parish Church. Details of the project are listed below.
The first project, to divert surface water away from our Grade I listed building, is very urgent. The fabric of the Parish Church is suffering greatly from the damage caused by rainwater pooling in some place outside the building. This problem has become all the more important to address given the patterns of very wet weather followed by droughts that we have been experiencing.
The substantial restoration works carried out in 2019 unfortunately could not include these works - the generous contribution of the National Lottery Heritage Fund secured then did not stretch as far as to cover the drainage works.
So far, the PCC has secured half of the money needed for the works with the support of Beds and Herts Historic Churches Trust and others heritage charities. However, All Saints' still needs funds in the region of £35k in order to complete the project.
The second project, Reordering of the Sanctuary at All Saints', focuses on the installation of a large triptych above the High Altar. The triptych (images below), depicting Our Lord Jesus Christ in glory, is a gift in memory of Father Colin Gay, former Associate Priest of Houghton Regis.
Your financial support will be greatly appreciated, and you can do so by donating online or by sending a cheque payable to All Saints' PCC Houghton Regis
Restoration and Renewal,
Houghton Regis Parish Office
St Thomas' Church,
Houghton Regis, LU5 5SJ.
Surface Water Drainage Works (All Saints')
Project Description: "Surface water drainage overhaul and improvements - Revised scheme as these works were omitted from the GPOW funded repairs previously granted Faculty under application ref: 181360-1018B"
→ Plan - Drainage as Existing and Proposed
→ Works Specifications
→ Surface Drainage Survey and Report
→ DAC Notification of Advice
Reordering of Sanctuary (All Saints')
Project Description: "Installation of painted triptych above the high altar depicting Christ in glory with the saints, and minor reordering of the sanctuary."
→ Plan - Reordering of High Altar
→ Statement of Significance
→ Statement of Need
→ PCC Resolution