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Our plans have hit the Pits
Investigative pits have been dug to enable a structural engineer to support the scheme.... [more]

Energy Audit for All Saints Church February 2019
Support for the plans of CC2020... [more]

Diocesan Vision
How does the CC2020 vision fit in with the Diocesan vision for a more Christ like church?... [more]

Our first Grant as announced at the 09:30 service today 16/12/18
Approval has been given for £3,000 to be made available to our CC2020 project. ... [more]

More illustrations related to plans from our architect
Our architect has now started to visualise areas that will involve change within and without of the current building.... [more]

Happy Birthday to the Building
825 Years old (at least)... [more]

Presentation of Project to the Town Council
Members of the Council were very supportive of the project.... [more]

The Team is Growing
What skills could you bring to the team?... [more]

Heritage Days - Sunday Specials
There are 'Treasures' other than the communion items at All Saints church Wokingham... [more]

National Heritage Open Days 2018, Sept 6th ~9th and 13th~16th September
Look out for our special displays that will support the Heritage Open Days this year. ... [more]

Friday 22nd June 2018
Audio Presentation of Launch... [more]

Thursday 21st June 2018
Public Consultation has now started... [more]

All Saints Church launch the CC2020 project!
On 21st June All Saints Church will formally launch the CC2020 project to revitalise the church building to make it more... [more]

Clear support from the DAC!
The project to revitalise our church building has seen a major step forward. Our preferred general plan has been given s... [more]

Our plans have hit the Pits

Investigative pits have been dug to enable a structural engineer to support the scheme.

 Five investigative pits were dug on Monday 25 March 2019 into various
locations of the floor of All Saints Church. Each pit 50cm square and
50cm deep gave insight to the construction of the existing floor.
Below the wood block layer was concrete that varied in thickness
between 15cm(6”) and 30cm(12”). Small areas of three pillar
bases were exposed with one showing brick as immediate support, one
well supported and surrounded with concrete and the third having a
pseudo base with no depth of stonework, It could well have been a
cement look-a-like base.

The pit adjacent to the North Wall showed it had a rubble foundation, some of
which appeared to be clinker, a hard waste product from iron/steel
production. The pit in the South Aisle was full of brick rubble that
had settled and left a 2cm gap under the concrete slab. It is not
surprising that a few years ago the weight of a ‘cherry picker’,
used to give access to the under roof construction, damaged several
floor tiles as the concrete gave way.The work was observed by a member of the Oxford Archaeology Team. A few pictures can be found by following the menu down to Investigative Pit Photo's or clicking PICTURES

John Harrison was pleased that half of a very old brick had been taken out
with the spoil. It was easy to spot the difference between early
bricks and those from the last 200 years mainly by the density of the
internal structure. You can find more on bricks and brick making
around Wokingham by looking at John Harrison’s web site.
http://www.jaharrison.me.uk/index.html#Top

The structural Engineer made an in depth study of the pits on Tuesday and
reported that there should be no hindrance to installing underfloor
heating. The full report has been sent to our architects.