Revealing St. Alban's Hidden Heritage
In 2016, Historic England placed the church on the “Buildings at Risk Register” stating: "The terracotta tiled roof has passed the point of repair and needs to be replaced urgently. The C20 extensions are also in poor condition and in need of repair. Rainwater goods need attention and there is work to be done to the perimeter of the apse because the external ground level is higher than the internal level." We were fortunate to be able to renew a part of the roof in 2016 aided by a grant of £85,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund Listed Places of Worship: Roof Repair Fund and to be able to fund lowering the ground level and improving the drainage at the east end of the church over the winter of 2016/17 from bequests. In 2019 we were fortunate to win funding of up to £222,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund towards our project "Revealing St. Alban's Hidden Heritage". As well as completing the renewal of the roof, this project includes provision of improved step-free access to the church and a range of new interpretive materials (including material added to this website) and activities to make the church and its heritage accessible to a wider range of people with different backgrounds.