Up on the roof

Church roof 001

I suppose it is a traditional thing for a parish priest to have to get the roof mended. We have had scaffolding up for a week or so to provide access to the ridge tiles. The pointing had eroded in places and some of the tiles had cracked. Here is one that had gone completely:

Church roof 003

The work is nearly finished and we are all hoping that this will solve the problem of a couple of stubborn leaks that show themselves every time we have heavy rain.

This morning, the scaffolder was beginning to take down some of the poles and boards, so I thought I should get up there before I lost the chance. Four ladder climbs later, there was a good view from the top:

Church roof 006

It was also an opportunity to get a potential profile picture - the scaffolder kindly obliged:

Church roof 008

He also got this view with the Shooters Hill water tower on the horizon. From my end of the scaffolding it was hidden by a tree:

Church roof 009

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