New flooring complete at St Thomas' Anglican Church

Restored: Archivists and historians Carol Chandler and Lorryl Rumble-Fuller have laid new carpet on three levels of St Thomas' clock tower.

Restored: Archivists and historians Carol Chandler and Lorryl Rumble-Fuller have laid new carpet on three levels of St Thomas' clock tower.

THREE levels of St Thomas’ Anglican Church’s clock tower have been given a spruce up.

New carpet has been laid on the floor thanks to a Port Macquarie-Hastings Council community grant.

Archivists and historians Lorryl Rumble-Fuller and Carol Chandler have completed the project as a part of their ongoing work to restore the church’s heritage and record its history for public display.

St Thomas’ Anglican Church is the fifth oldest church in Australia and a significant site in the heritage footprint of Port Macquarie.

The clock tower, which is part of the church building, provides five floors of heritage exhibits and together with other buildings on church hill attracts thousands of visitors every year.

The carpet tiles were laid on exposed floors on three levels of the clock tower to enhance safety, reduce noise and dust and maintain the building’s fabric and presentation to the public.