Built on a site given by John Dawes, a local landlord and benefactor, Christ Church was completed and consecrated in 1848. The building was designed by architect Thomas Allom, a founder member of what would become the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Over the years there has been significant deterioration to the stonework of the church largely due to age and construction methods, which has led to water ingress and general deterioration of the stone. Exposed corroded iron cramps will need to be removed. There will be replacing of some stone for new stone. Stone indents inserted where needed. Removal of loosely adhering cement skim replaced with stone indents. Infills that require repointing or mortar repairs. Stainless steel cramps to repair structural cracking.