St Catherine’s refurbishment

St Catherine's church
St Catherine's church

Story & Photo: Rohan Francis

Shrouded in blue safety mesh and scaffolding, one of Burngreave’s most iconic buildings is undergoing a long awaited programme of renovation work.

At a cost of £500,000 the improvements to St Catherine’s Roman Catholic Church on Burngreave Road, will be paid for with a loan from the diocese and include a new heating system, rewiring of the electrics, re-plastering, a new roof and repairs to the exterior brickwork.

Father Albert Savaille, of St Catherine’s said the work should be finished in October. He was thankful to neighbouring Pitsmoor Methodist Church for their generosity in offering St Catherine’s the use of their building for Mass and acknowledged it as a sign of the growing interfaith movement in Burngreave.

The church was originally built in 1926 with contributions from the Catholic community in Burngreave, and is now home to a congregation of over 30 different ethnic groups.

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