Various works and quinquennial reports for Grade II* Listed Church of St Philip and St Jacob, Bristol.
SS Philip & Jacob or ‘Pip n Jay’ is possibly the longest serving Christian worship space in in Bristol, with fabric in the current building dating back to the 13th Century. Ferguson Mann Architects were first commissioned to undertake quinquennial reports for the church in 2003 and has worked periodically on surveys and repair works for the church in subsequent years. Pip n Jay stands in a former industrial area of central Bristol and the stonework in the west wall and stone tower had suffered decay, in part due to sulphate damage. A programme of repair works was undertaken with the support of grants from English Heritage for the tower and the Heritage Lottery Fund for the roofs. Issues had arisen with the roof where theft and damage to the lead had left the roof in a vulnerable state.
In 2013 we prepared a church development plan that aims to enable the building to accommodate a flexible range of ‘whole life activities’, underpinned by faith, offering services to and connecting with the local communities. After much deliberation, including a Directions Hearing in the church, the Chancellor granted a Faculty for the removal of pews and a new flexible, raised floor in July 2018. Members of the church completed the works themselves in September 2018.