Saffron Walden

Our Lady of Compassion



Our Lady of Compassion - the restoration of 2004/5

During the latter part of 2004 and early 2005 a major restoration of the church building was carried out. The building suffered from a number of serious problems associated with the original conversion to a church in the early 1900s, the various extensions since then and the challenge of maintaining a historic building. In parallel to the restoration, the opportunity was taken to expand the church to cater for the thirty to forty people who regularly stood at our 10:30 Mass and to improve the surrounding service areas.

The main elements of the scheme were:

The church prior to the restoration

Some pictures of the restoration