Overhaul of Roof and Walls and Dalziel St Andrew’s Parish Church
Following the news in the Spring that Heritage Lottery Fund Scotland had awarded a First Round Pass to the application from Dalziel St Andrew’s Parish Church for a grant under the Listed Places of Worship Grants Scheme, all at the church are now delighted to hear that their second round submission has received approval.
The fabric of the 1874 building needs overhaul with the roof and walls requiring attention. Building on the extensive upgrade of the interior of the buildings the congregation can now look forward to proceeding with a major contract to address the concerns relating to the fabric.
Throughout the Makeover Project – Forward for Jesus the congregation’s Property Convener, Douglas Graham, has been guided by Conservation Architect George Waterston of local firm LBG Waterston of Bothwell.
Mr Waterson commented, ”It has been a privilege to be retained to work on this so important Listed Building in the heart of Motherwell. The opportunity is now here to complete the essential work to the external fabric which will enhance the building and ensure its continued use for many years to come.“
It is hoped that work on the roof and walls will commence in August and complete before the winter.
Parish Minister, Rev Derek Hughes, added,” We recently celebrated 125 years of Boy’s Brigade service at our church buildings and reflected on their Sure and Steadfast Motto. Our congregation has also been steadfast and sure in its continued support over recent years for our upgrade project and we now look forward to the final phases, which will set us up well to continue to serve the Lord in the heart of the town for many years to come.”
Colin McLean, Head of the Heritage Lottery Fund in Scotland, said: “With its striking architecture, Dalziel St Andrews Church is an important part of Motherwell’s history. The Heritage Lottery Fund is pleased to be able to help secure its future so that it can continue to play a valuable role improving the life of many of the community for many more years to come.”
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