It has been a long wait for our clients at this vibrant church in Lenton, after the church was forced to close in August 2014 when it was discovered that dry rot in the roof beams had made it unsafe. Scaffolding was erected in and around the church for the major repairs to be carried out and since then the whole roof has been re-slated, rotten timbers replaced, structural stonework repaired and guttering improved.
This weekend we were excited to join in their celebrations and a number of activities that took place throughout the day including face painting, craft activities, music and a talk on the history of Holy Trinity. There was an official opening by the Lord Major of Nottingham, Mohammed Saghir, and following the cutting of the ribbon there was a short film documenting the restoration work.
The documentary was undertaken by Jonathan Pykett who takes you through the story of the project, from the initial worries of Rev. Dr Megan Smith and church warden Alison Gardner, to a short interview with Carl discussing the project, through to the present day when you see the completed works and church ready for use again.
Jonathan runs a production company and has undertaken investigation works for the project using drone technology, this has been really useful, but also being an HLF project it provides a permanent record of all works undertaken. He provided all the video needs for the construction period and for the official launch and from the very beginning he installed a time lapse camera, watching the work taking place.
If you are looking to undertake a church project or you’re looking for inspiration, or would just like to see a success story then you can watch the Holy Trinity Documentary here.