A CRACK team of roof slaters from Sydney has spent several days giving Orange’s Holy Trinity Anglican Church a facelift.
The slaters were employed to fit slate tiles, imported from Penrhyn,Wales, on the southern side of the church sanctuary and the priest’s vestry.
Holy Trinity’s Reverend Frank Hetherington said repairs were also being made to valleys and slates in other areas and some concrete walls were being replaced with line mortar.
“Some of the tiles were in very poor condition, some were cracked and loose,” he said.
Reverend Hetherington said the re-slaters would give the church greater longevity and prevent water penetrating the roof.
“We’re preserving the building for the future, and we’ve had lots of good community response to our work,” he said.
This latest work is part of a long-term $120,000 upgrade to the building that’s already seen the church receive a National Heritage Trust award recognising the repair and restoration work being undertaken on the building.