MEMBERS of a church are celebrating after much needed repairs were completed at a Norman church near Chipping Sodbury. 

Works were undertaken - thanks to a community grant - to repair St Mary Magdalene Church’s south aisle window in Tormarton. 

The project at the historic church involved the cutting out of the worst areas of failing stonework and piercing in new stone, as well as repointing the stonework.

One of the donations for the project was from waste management company Enovert, which donated a £3,694 grant through its community trust. 

The national company also previously provided a grant of more than £20,000 to fund essential renovation works to the church roof, two years ago.

Janet Wells, parochial church council secretary said: “I’d like to thank Enovert Community Trust for its generous grants towards our recent projects; as a small rural village this kind of help is vital to maintain our beautiful grade I listed church. 

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“We are now embarking on a major refit of the church to provide more community space, kitchen area and disabled toilet. 

“Being situated in the Conservation Village of Tormarton and in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the church attracts many visitors who come to view and appreciate the architectural merits of this fine Norman building.” 

Angela Haymonds, trust manager of the Enovert Community Trust: "The Trustees were delighted to provide this grant towards the repairs of the window for this beautiful Church for the many visitors it receives.” 

For more information on the Enovert Community Trust, contact Angela Haymonds on 01753 582513 or or visit