Two public meetings in June and July at which Dermot Nolan, Conservation Engineer
with wide experience of dealing with damage to listed buildings, made a detailed report
on the present condition of the church roof.
His conclusion was that the current problems
with the roof are down to poor original design and largely as a result of this there was a
gradual deterioration over time. Patching the roof was not an option because the problem
of leakage is a general one.
Lengthy discussions took place following both meetings.
At the meeting in June the following motion was put and voted on.
“The roof will be done as outlined in Dermot Nolan’s report and any electrical
and remedial work necessary”.
The meeting voted overwhelmingly to back the Engineer’s Report. It was also agreed
that fund raising would be deferred until the school had reached its fundraising
target and until adequate funds were available to finance the re-roofing of the church.