The Church Restoration Video
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The mayor of Bujalcayado, Valentin Berocal Garcia is also the owner of a local building and decorating company. Through his inspiration and the work of his own team, he has already begun the restoration of the stone paving of the village entrance and Plaza Mayor.
He is now leading the most important project of the village – to save and restore the church.
The first phase of this project will be to build supports for the church tower, so that it does not fall; to reinforce and repoint the stonework of the four walls; and to reinforce, re-roof and repaint the altar dome.
Then in a next phase, the interior of the church will be entirely cleaned of rubble and re-floored. The bell tower will be re-pointed and re-roofed. The main entrance arch and the external entrance terrace will be restored.
In the final phase, a new church roof will be built.
It is estimated that about €30,000 will be required to complete the first two phases and thus save the church. This will mostly be used to purchase materials, as Valentin and other volunteers will donate the labour. Accounts have been opened and are accessible from this website to receive donations to this project. Regular updates on progress will also be posted here.
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