New lighting project at St Mary’s

In February, St Mary’s Church completed the new lighting project to illuminate the wonderful wall paintings that were commissioned to celebrate Queen Victoria’s 60th Jubilee in 1897.

It has been thought for some time that the murals would benefit from a new lighting system and after many enquiries by Dr Michael Wilderspin (ex officio) and the PCC, it was decided that a local company Tor Electrical would be chosen to do the work. Tim and the team comprising of Mickey, Johnny and Steve erected scaffolding, and arranged for a “cherry picker” to be driven into the church to enable access to the high roof trusses where the lighting was to be installed. All went well and the church looks absolutely marvellous now this work has been completed. We are sure the visitors and the congregation will much appreciate the extra illumination to admire the stained glass and wall paintings designed by A.O. Hemming 1843 – 1907 which was completed in 1897 for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, and the one hundredth anniversary of the church.

Our thanks go to Tor Electrical and the “Team” Tim, Mickey, Johnny and Steve for an excellent job, completed on time and left in a clean and tidy state.

View the work in progress:

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