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Building Project

Maintaining All Souls Langham Place for future generations of worshippers.

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In 2024, All Souls will be 200 years old. Those of us worshipping here today are benefitting from the stewardship and care of previous generations. We want to make sure that All Souls is ready to provide a gospel platform for the next 200 years and so are undertaking significant restoration work on the outside of the church.

Video Update

September 2022

Rarely do we know just how much God has done in advance to care for His children, but as this building project has progressed we have discovered time and again His hand at work behind the scenes. David Shafik, our Project and Buildings Manager, shares more.

The project is focused on the building’s exterior and includes the following works:

  • Renew roof coverings which are leaking and beyond repair
  • Restore the worn and uneven front steps
  • Replace the water supply system
  • Restoration to the stonework, windows, doors and railings
  • Renew the lighting around the spire and portico
  • May 2022

    Scaffolding started to be erected towards the end of May. Once complete it will provide access to the entire exterior of the building, from ground level right up to the top of the spire! It will also include the construction of a temporary roof over the existing structure to protect the building while each and every slate tile is removed and replaced.

  • June 2022

    As the scaffolding construction continues, hoardings have also started going up around the base to secure the site. Once the hoardings are complete and fully painted it will provide opportunity for signage and messaging about All Souls’ activities and work within the local community.

    June 2022: Scaffolding construction continues, moving up towards the top of the spire.

  • September 2022

    Now that the roof is completely covered, work can begin to remove and replace the Welsh slate tiles and other roof coverings. In doing this we discovered how worn the slates really were - watch our latest update video for an insight!

    We’ve also started work to clean and restore the stonework across the exterior of the building, including the full height of the spire which will soon be scaffolded.

    September 2022: Roof slates are being removed and stonework cleaning is taking place.

  • October 2022

    The scaffolding is now complete to the very top of the spire and wrapped in preparation for stone cleaning. The new Welsh slate roof is currently being installed along with new insulation, coverings and internal roof lighting.

    Window repairs to all floors in church house are also being carried out as restoration work across the entire exterior of the building continues.

    October 2022: Scaffolding now reaches to the top of the spire.

  • November 2022

    Work continues on the portico as windows are repaired and restoration of the stonework begins. The lighting installation across the spire and portico is also due to be completed this month.

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    The outdated lighting equipment in place around the spire.

  • January 2023

    Repairs to the roof, spire and exterior of the building are due to conclude in January whereby the scaffolding will begin to be taken down.

    Once the scaffolding has been taken down, the final stage of work is to restore the portico plinth, front steps and railings on the BBC side.

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    The All Souls front steps; worn, uneven and in a bad state of repair.

  • April 2023

    The project is scheduled to finish in April 2023.

Donate to the Project

Maintaining Grade I listed buildings like ours takes investment and we originally estimated that this programme would cost in the region of £1.3 million. Due to past and current events, together with the associated rise in costs of building materials and maintenance, we now estimate we need to raise a further £900,000 to fully cover the costs of the project. We recognise that this is a significant sum but we know that our generous God can provide. Please would you join us in supporting this project.

Thank You for Your Generosity!

We are incredibly grateful for all who have given to the 2024 fund, including the following trusts and foundations who have made a valuable contribution to the project:

Ardfoyle Trust
Benefact Trust
Fullerton Foundation
Garfield Weston Foundation
De Walden Family Trust
How You Can Pray

Please pray for:

  • The contractor, those working on our building and all involved in the project
  • Safety, security and the timely completion of the works
  • The All Souls Building Team as they oversee the work and undertake all their other duties

Yes, our usual Sunday services (9.30am, 11.30am and 5.30pm) and all other events at All Souls Langham Place will be taking place as usual. For more details visit allsouls.org/calendar

Yes, disabled access will be available through the entirety of the project. Follow the signage to the disabled entrance.

We are still hosting events and weddings, please contact events@allsouls.org to find out if we can accommodate you.

Most of the funding for the project has been raised through generous donations from the All Souls church family. For more information visit allsouls.org/2024

Send us an email at info@allsouls.org and we will get back to you.