Our Mission

To save this historic building from closure

The 2011 Quinquennial Inspection Report (download) carried out by Tim Ratcliffe Associates of Oswestry, has identified significant problems with the fabric of the Church. In particular, extensive works are required to the roof and stone parapets to the tower and also to the nave, aisle, chancel, and vestry roofs. These works were identified as being required within two years, and thereby classified as urgent. The consequence of not attending to the repairs would be further water entry into the building, accelerated deterioration of both the external and internal fabric, and potential damage to the monuments within the building. Ultimately, this could lead to closure of the Church building. As a result, the Parochial Church Council applied for a Repair Grant from English Heritage, and a subsequent Report by EH Architect, John Tiernan (copy available), identified potential repair costs of £105,000. The PCC was successful with its grant application and an amount of £58,000 has been pledged by English Heritage. The remaining £47,000 needs to be raised from other sources. The need to save the Church building is clear: It is the single most important building in the Parish, in that it is the oldest, most historical and the only survivor of the ‘golden’ half square mile that has defined Ryton’s heritage. It is the only public building in the Parish of Ryton and Grindle and as such defines Ryton as an ancient village, provides the sense of community, and the focus for the secular and non secular activities of the wider Parish. It is a legacy of national importance and special interest that has been passed from previous generations to this, and must now be preserved for future generations.
Site Designed and Created by Design IT
Site designed and created by Design IT
Copyright © FOSACRAG 2017
Exterior and interior photos of the church
FOSACRAG Friends of St Andrews Church Ryton & Grindle
Broken roof tiles and gaps where rain can enter Uneven roof tiles The uneven roof desperate for repair
Site designed and created by Design IT
Copyright © FOSACRAG 2017
FOSACRAG Friends of St Andrews Church Ryton & Grindle

Our Mission

To save this historic

building from closure

The 2011 Quinquennial Inspection Report (download) carried out by Tim Ratcliffe Associates of Oswestry, has identified significant problems with the fabric of the Church. In particular, extensive works are required to the roof and stone parapets to the tower and also to the nave, aisle, chancel, and vestry roofs. These works were identified as being required within two years, and thereby classified as urgent. The consequence of not attending to the repairs would be further water entry into the building, accelerated deterioration of both the external and internal fabric, and potential damage to the monuments within the building. Ultimately, this could lead to closure of the Church building. As a result, the Parochial Church Council applied for a Repair Grant from English Heritage, and a subsequent Report by EH Architect, John Tiernan (copy available), identified potential repair costs of £105,000. The PCC was successful with its grant application and an amount of £58,000 has been pledged by English Heritage. The remaining £47,000 needs to be raised from other sources. The need to save the Church building is clear: It is the single most important building in the Parish, in that it is the oldest, most historical and the only survivor of the ‘golden’ half square mile that has defined Ryton’s heritage. It is the only public building in the Parish of Ryton and Grindle and as such defines Ryton as an ancient village, provides the sense of community, and the focus for the secular and non secular activities of the wider Parish. It is a legacy of national importance and special interest that has been passed from previous generations to this, and must now be preserved for future generations.