St Matthew, Newcastle. May 2014

6th May 2014

St Matthew, Newcastle has asked Beaumont Brown Architects to help them with their re roofing proposals. The church is in receipt of an English Heritage Repair Grant and it comes with a very tight timetable to have the works carried out this year.


The grade II*church is one of the finest Victorian churches in the North East and its elevated position makes a strong contribution to the city skyline.


It was designed by the firm of Austin, Johnson and Hicks in a free flowing Perpendicular Gothic style and built in two phases. The chancel and nave were first in 1880, followed by the tower and western aisles in 1905. The interior is open and refined and its furniture and fittings were designed to suit the High Anglican form of worship. It features a magnificent reredos screen in Caen stone.


We have been up on the nave roof and produced outline proposals for review by the Newcastle Diocese, Diocesan Advisory Committee and English Heritage and will be working these proposals up to seek tenders shortly.


When complete we hope to see the church not only watertight but renewing its presence in the city and to its people once again.


The link below leads you to the church’s website- http://www.stmatthewsnewcastle.org/



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