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St Bartholomew’s Church has recently undergone a review to ensure the building is in a good state of repair. The extensive report indicates many areas which will need attention in the near future, but it highlights serious issues concerning the tower.

There has been a church in Redmarley since at least the 13th century, and part of the tower probably dates from that time, the base being medieval, probably 1290 and the upper part dating from 1738.

This red sandstone structure of Redmarley Church is a landmark for the surrounding area as well as a focal point in the village and as such it is part of Redmarley’s heritage.

As the report suggests, a maintenance programme for the tower is paramount. Many will have seen the fencing which has been erected around part, to prevent people walking too close and possibly encountering falling masonry. It is essential to prioritise the work but it will be necessary to work with professionals to make sure the tower is made safe and continues to be a beautiful structure enhancing the main church building.

You will realise to finance this will be an enormous strain on the resources of the church community and therefore a number of money raising activities will take place over the next year or so. These events will be varied and it is hoped, will cater for all tastes and interests of our villagers.

The first is a Safari Supper on Friday July 10th. Please look out for posters and fliers which will give all the details. Do check the date in your diary and come and join us, it promises to be a fun evening!!

On September 19th the Beacon Gospel Choir from Painswick will be singing for us in the church.

Please come, enjoy the event and support the cause.

We need your help, we cannot do it on our own.

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