St Peter with St Andrew Church, Manchester

The Lychgate that serves as both the main entrance to St Peter with St Andrew’s Church in Levenshulme and also as the main war memorial for the area was in severe need of repair and restoration as identified in the Churches most recent quinquennial inspection. Slates on the roof were loose, there was damage to the walls from inadequate gutters and down pipes and there had been recent graffiti vandalism.

An application was submitted to Valencia Communities Fund in October 2017, and in March 2018 the Parochial Church Council was delighted to hear that they had been awarded £17,682 to carry out works that included the complete replacement of the roof, renewal of the guttering, a protective covering to the plaques inside the gate with improved and additional lighting. It’s clear to see from the pictures that the Lychgate has been restored and transformed into a wonderful memorial and entranceway that will last for years to come.