Specialist contractors replacing stonework at historic Lewes church

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Building work will shortly begin at one of the oldest churches in Lewes.

Repairs to the nave of St Thomas a Becket at Cliffe will commence on May 7 and last for several weeks.

This will involve the replacement of some crumbling stonework and involve specialist contractors. There will be undoubtedly be some disruption, but this will be kept to a minimum and the churches weekday and Sunday services will not be affected. However, for safely reasons, it may be necessary to occasionally close the church for short periods for which the churchwardens apologise in advance.

“This is essential work and will be of benefit to everyone who uses the church once it’s completed,” explained webmaster Trevor Butler.

“By using a moveable scaffold tower, rather than rigid scaffolding, the inconvenience will be minimised and allow the church to function largely as normal during the works.”