Heating – boiler upgraded √
Heating – radiators installed √
Heating – asbestos removed √
Environment – paths and driveway done √
Environment – bee hives installed and bees transferred √
So what’s next…….
We hope to begin work to replace the extensively damaged stonework and repair the beautiful stained glass windows at the Lady Altar and Sacred Heart Altar in Spring 2021.If this work doesn’t go ahead, there is a grave danger that the stained glass could be lost forever.The cost will be in the region of £109,000. This includes approximately £20,000 for glass repair and external protection of it. We have permission from the Historic Churches Committee to undertake this important work and we anticipate having the required permission from the Lancaster Diocesan Trustees in November.We have also applied to the National Churches Trust for a grant of up to £20,000 towards the cost. We will learn by November if we have been successful.We are grateful for donations that we have received previously towards the Workington Stella Maris Project but we are once again asking for your help towards this crucial phase of restoration at OLSM.