Critical repairs being done to St Thomas' Church Spire in Jersey

Drone shot of St Thomas' Church Spire with view of St Helier out to sea.
The 19th century structure has been in desperate need of repair for some time and is set to cost around £1.3 million. Credit: ITV Channel TV

St Thomas's Church in St Helier is undergoing £1.3 million worth of repairs to its spire.

The cost of the work to the 19th Century structure is being crowdfunded, with generous islanders donating the money to get the landmark building repaired.

Specialist Steeplejacks have come over from the UK to take on the 20 week project to repair the fifteen foot iron cross on the top and the surrounding granite stonework.

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Jersey's Roman Catholic Dean says work on the spire had to be done due to its critical state.

Canon Dominic Golding told ITV News that they have almost reached their £1.3 million target.

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Jersey's Roman Catholic Dean says it is a "staggering amount of money", but it has to be done ensure the future of the building.

The work began at the start of the year and is expected to be complete by early November.

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