St Andrew's Psalter Lane Church
Spire Restoration 2023
The work on the spire has now been completed and the scaffolding removed. Look up on your way to church and see our beautiful shiny spire pointing the way to heaven for all Nether Edge and beyond!
We are so grateful to all who helped to make this such a successful project - the Spire Group (Jenny Carpenter, John Cripps, Joe Dey, John Harding and Alistair Morris), especially John Cripps, for all their planning and for sourcing and applying to the funding bodies; the funding bodies (see below) who supported us so generously and the congregation and neighbours who made wonderfully generous donations; the architect and contractors who have done a great job and were very flexible in letting us have access to the church when we needed it. We have been very blessed!
We are particularly grateful to the following bodies for their generous grants, without which we would not have been able to carry out this vital work:
If you would like to support the ongoing work of St Andrew's Psalter Lane Church, you can do so by clicking on the button below.
You can also donate by BACS: Sort code: 05-08-08 Account Number: 36930499
or by cheque payable to: St Andrew’s Psalter Lane Church, and posted to St Andrew’s Church Office, 31 Psalter Lane, S11 8YL.
Don't forget to Gift Aid your donation if you can, as this will increase the amount we receive by 25%!
What did we need to do?
In 2023, St. Andrew's Psalter Lane Church, the parish church for Nether Edge and Sharrow, is celebrating 25 years of life and witness as a joint Anglican-Methodist congregation.
But our 1930, Grade II listed building is under threat.
The spire needed urgent repair before another winter causes more damage. The structure is sound but outer parts, the copper cladding, wooden louvres and crown needed replacing.
Why did we need to do it?
The weather continued to damage the spire. It already leaked in heavy rain. If it hadn't been repaired, it would have become unsafe.
The building would need to close.
Our church offers baptism, wedding, and funeral services as well as Sunday worship open to all. It is an important community hub hosting support groups, school events, concerts, rehearsals. We considered all options, including removing the spire. But as a listed building in constant use, the only viable choice was like for like repair.