Volunteers are required for a spring clean of St Nicholas’ Chapel tomorrow (Saturday).
The clean-up is being done in preparation to Easter and the tourist season at the chapel.
St Nicholas’ is cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust (CCT), the national charity protecting historic churches at risk.
The chapel, famous for it’s magnificent host of wooden roof angels, was founded in about 1140.
The cleaning will start at 11.30am and finish at 2.30pm. It is a drop in day so come along at any point during those times.
Vicky Etheridge, development manager at CCT, says: “One of the challenges of looking after an historic building like St Nick’s is keeping it clean, especially free from dust and following over 12 months of building work that challenge is greater than ever.”
Tasks will be very easy – mostly dusting and cleaning woodwork and monuments that are within arm’s reach, sweeping floors.
Paint brushes, lint-free cloths, tights and hoovers will be used to dust and clean woodwork and stone monuments.
Other volunteer roles are also available, including welcoming stewards, stewards for events, conservation cleaners and children’s activity assistants.
As well as being a fun activity, people will be able to learn how the historic building is cared for.