CoPAA Gets the Go-Ahead

Yesterday, the Lichfield Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) approved our request to go ahead with the work to Conserve the Priory Alabaster Arch (CoPAA).  It is hoped that the work will commence in August 2018 and complete in October – during the work the West Door area of St. Mary’s will have scaffolding over it and the parking are will be limited – more details nearer the time.

Funding is still an issue, with a further £25,000 still to be raised, but it is essential that the work starts this year so that the Alabaster Arch does not have to go through another winter with the consequent risk of major frost damage.