Tabernacle team check out repairs
URGENT work has been carried out to safeguard the Whitfield Tabernacle in Kingswood.
The 18th century Grade I listed building repairs are being funded by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) through its Love Our High Streets fund.
Window spaces were made secure with new lintels to prevent further deterioration and the building was made safe for the stabilisation work expected to start later in the year.
Chair of the Tabernacle trustees, the Rev Anthony Hick, said: “Although the ultimate aim of our trust is to develop the Tabernacle as a useful community building, our first priority has always been to save the building from further deterioration. The urgent work completed in July is an important first phase in saving this significant part of Kingswood’s history.”