St Andrew's was blessed to receive a Heritage Lottery Fund grant in 2018, allowing the church to start the preparatory work required before more significant restoration work could begin. This involved improving drainage and evaporation so that the affected areas of the church could dry out, some pictures from this process are below. The next phase is to complete the repairs necessary to make this a warm, dry and inviting community hub, where people from Cherry Hinton can engage with the building in new and creative ways.
First there was the drainage:
Then the plaster had to be removed to let the walls dry out:
Particulalrly around 'Big Ears', our famous monument which is the oldest stone monument in Cambridge and suffers from the damp: