Conservation repairs have been completed on our two lychgates. The east lychgate was stabilised with underpinning. The west lychgate (see photo) was fitted with new gates and rotten timber was replaced. In 2018, their wooden roof shingles will be replaced.
The heritage conservation work was based on the projects identified in the 2015 St John’s Conservation Management Plan. The work costing $21,500 was funded by a grant from the ACT Heritage Council (around two-thirds) with the remainder being funded by the National Trust – St John’s Heritage Conservation Appeal Fund.
The Parish thanks the ACT Heritage Council and the Heritage Appeal Fund for their continuing support to conserve the heritage buildings and grounds at St John’s.