Landmark spire needs your support

St Marie's Church, Dunchurch Road, Rugby. NNL-160426-164716001
St Marie's Church, Dunchurch Road, Rugby. NNL-160426-164716001

It is one of Rugby’s great landmarks, but a survey of the spire and tower of St Marie’s Catholic Church in Dunchurch Road has made it clear various repairs are necessary.

The four life-size stone angels at the base of the spire are attached to the main part with steel rods, which are suffering from corrosion.

The figures have wooden wings which are showing signs of wet rot.

Their fixings need replacing as do the lightning conductors on both sides of the spire.

Parish Priest, Father Tom Thomas, said: “St Marie’s is a beautiful and inspiring part of Rugby’s Christian Heritage. This should be the final significant work on the exterior of the church building.”

To help the fundraising, call the parish office on 01788 542703 or email: st.
maries@btinternet.com