Renovation & Thatching 2011

A limited edition of beautifully produced hardback books illustrating the renovation and re-thatching work at the Church during the summer of 2011 are still available

  • The Hardback Books are a unique pictorial record of over 100 photos of the work at the Church during last summer. They come individually boxed with dust-jackets, have 40 pages, measure 11″ x 8½” and are £38 each.

For every Book £1.50 goes to the Friends of All Saints’ Church to support further renovation work. If you are interested in obtaining a copy please contact

October Harvest Festival.

The work appears complete. 8 Photos taken on 2 October 2011

September 18, 2011

For 16 Photos in a pdf file click here: ASC,R Sept2011 (n.b. this is a large file and may take some time to download).

Raise the Roof Flyer (30 Aug 2011) in pdf form: Raise the Roof flyer July 2011

Pictures  from 22 July 2011. Below, Jeff Helme and his thatching colleagues.

Further pictures (22 July 2011) click here : Thatch220711

Pics taken (15 July 2011):

12 photos in pdf format:




(10 July 2011) Photos showing progress so far and “Jeff (Helme) the Thatcher”

(Midsummer 2011) Old thatch removed, new timbers being installed 

Immediately above – the old foundations excavated to a depth of about 4′ (see ladder on left for workmen to descend into the “hole”. (14 June)

(9 June 2011) The area in the sepia ellipse – the buttress and corner wall has now been removed – see further below

This photo shows the corner removed. In the left background is the base of the tower.

Below: with the corner gone! In the background, to the right the Porch can just be seen…

If you would like to help, please contact Mike Hastings (25 Cow Lane, 01954 250732)

Visit the Church’s own website for further details: link

Two images immediately below © courtesy Rev Kylie Hodgins

May 2011. Thatching commences!

The Thatch is delivered to the Church

Thatch at All Saints’ Rampton 2011

April 2011

Earlier scaffolding work …