01749 342706


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Sundays and Bank Holidays, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Station Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 5DD


Churches and other Ecclesiastical Buildings

Churches and other Ecclesiastical Buildings

Ecclesiastical repairs and reordering is our speciality. Over the last 30 years we have repaired many of the finest 14th to 20th century churches in Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, and the surrounding counties.

Our joiners can restore and repair screens, pews, reredos and doors and reorder kitchen and bathroom facilities. Our masons can restore flooring, fonts, tracery, and external masonry and decorative features using conservation mortar mixes and natural stone. Our lime plasterers are skilled at repairs and conservation work. Church roof repair projects are common due to water ingress and lead thefts, and we can repair or replace a wide range of slated, tiled, flat, pitched roofs and towers, providing reinforcements as required.

Related Case Studies

All Saints Church in Wrington is a Grade I listed Church with 13th century foundations.

Over eight months Ellis and Co completed a full programme of conservation and refurbishment of the masonry and timber internal architecture. Works were specified by Benjamin Beauchamp Architects.

Re-roofing of church and masonry repairs.

St Marys Church, Batcombe is a Grade I listed church in Somerset dating to the 15th and 16th centuries. It is built of rubble, ashlar and dressed with local Doulting stone.

This octagonal Grade II listed Gothic Revival building is a rare example of a rural Georgian chapel.

Internal works including replastering, redecoration, new services and improvements.

Church re-ordering including masonry, joinery, limework flooring, new build and M&E.

Holy Trinity Church is a Grade 1 listed building with original 12th C Norman fabric and 15th C additions previously restored in the 1860’s.

Roofing, masonry repairs, glazing conservation and internal reordering.

Newport Minster is the principal church of the Isle of Wight, a Grade I listed building which serves the island community and some 30,000 visitors each year. It provides a place of quiet reflection and a demonstration of the islands heritage.

Reviving Bristol’s churches. The refurbishment and modification of St Nicholas Church.
St Nicholas is a Grade II* listed church, situated on the river next to Bristol bridge. WWII bombing raids destroyed the main body of the church in 1940. It was rebuilt after the war and used as offices by Bristol City Council. In 2018 St Nicholas’ was returned to use as a place of worship. Ellis and Co were…

Ellis and Co repaired and redecorated this late 1800’s Grade II listed church in Cheltenham.

The church of St Gregory the Great is a Grade II listed building consecrated in 1875 after a mid- 1800’s rebuild. Ellis and Co were commissioned as principle contractor to extensively repair and redecorate the interior of the building. Including revealing historic wall paintings.

The church of St James is a grade 1 listed Anglican Church located in the heart of Trowbridge. The conservation work at St James undertaken by the masonry team at Ellis & Co largely centred around the external elevations of the South Porch.

The Architect overseeing the project was Jonathan Saunders from Caroe & Partners. Particular attention was paid to those heavily weathered elements of the masonry on the Southern Elevation of the porch, notably the stiff leaf foliage that had largely disappeared around the south entrance into the porch and the…

St Andrews Church in Blagdon, built between the 15th and 20th Centuries, is a Grade II listed building in the heart of its local community.

This programme of work aimed to equip the church for community use. It now provides a warm, catered, and comfortable environment for parishioners.

External repair – roofing, masonry and glazing.

St. Anne’s church, consecrated in 1850 was built to the design of Mr Gilbert Scott. It is one of the finest Victorian buildings in the Channel Islands and its large size has caused it to be known as the Cathedral Church of the Channel Islands. The Church building’s footprint is approximately 650square meters.

A recent lead theft from St John’s Church in Pewsey gave the church a difficult dilemma, do they replace the lead with another lead roof and fit alarms and security to help prevent further vandalism or should they rethink the roof covering and recover the aisle roof with terne coated stainless steel?

Churches are particularly vulnerable to this type of crime with lead roofs proving a desirable target for a thief, with many roofs not being visible from the ground the damage caused by a theft can remain undetected for some time and can lead to major problems with water ingress to the building. The damage and expense…

Progress in the repairs of St Johns Church, Glastonbury.

St John’s Church in Glastonbury is closed throughout 2019 for a major programme of repairs. Ellis and Co, the principle contractors, have been busily working through the programme and we are coming up to the half way point. So have we been up to since we arrived on site in January? The whole floor has…

St Mary’s Church is Grade I listed building dating from the 13th Century.

St Mary’s Church is Grade I listed building dating from the 13th C with a Victorian styled interior. Ellis and Company were principle contractor to reorder the church for contemporary use by completing a programme of structural repairs.

Refurbishment of the church at Weston Zoyland.

A programme of major repairs and reordering of this 15th century church has been completed.

The North Aisle of St Peter’s Church at Langley Burrell was originally covered in a stepped copper roof, over time the standing seams and step had started to allow water ingress. This was largely due to poor seam seals.

A new copper covering was agreed, without the need for a step midway along the roof’s length, therefore reducing the joints across the length of the roof.

To find out more please contact us on 01749 342706

Craftsmen in the Conservation of Historic Buildings



01749 342706


Monday to Saturday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Sundays and Bank Holidays, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Station Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 5DD


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Terms and Conditions for website usage of Ellis & Co Limited

Thank you for accessing our website If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern Ellis & Co’s relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website. The term ‘Ellis & Co’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is Station Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 5DD. Our company registration number is 01760536.  Our VAT number is GB *********. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.

Other applicable terms

Privacy Policy – Before you continue using our website we advise you to read our privacy policy regarding our user data collection.  We will treat all of your personal data as confidential.  Our website uses cookies to monitor browsing preferences.  If you choose to allow cookies then we will encrypt any data stored. Terms and Conditions of Sale – If you purchase goods from our website then our terms and conditions of sale apply to all sales.


You agree fully to indemnify, defend and hold us, and our officers, directors, employees, agents and suppliers, harmless immediately on demand, from and against all claims, liability, damages, losses, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees, arising out of any breach of the Conditions by you or any other liabilities arising out of your use of this Website, or the use by any other person accessing the Website using your account and/or your Personal Information.

Intellectual Property and Rights of Use

Content published on this website (including but not limited to digital downloads, images, texts, music, graphics, logos) is the property of [business name] and/or its content creators and protected by international copyright laws. All such rights are reserved. This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, images, appearance and text. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions. You may not use any of our trademarks or trade names without our prior express written consent and you acknowledge that you have no ownership rights in and to any of those names and marks. You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors. Whilst using our website you agree not to (and agree not to assist or facilitate any third party to) copy, reproduce, transmit, publish, display, distribute, commercially exploit or create derivative works of such material and content.

Applicable Law

By visiting this website, you agree that the laws of the United Kingdom, without regard to principles of conflict laws, will govern these terms and conditions, or any dispute of any sort that might come between Ellis & Co and you, or its business partners and associates.

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Visitors may post content as long as it is not obscene, illegal, defamatory, threatening, infringing of intellectual property rights, invasive of privacy or injurious in any other way to third parties. Content has to be free of software viruses, political campaign, and commercial solicitation. The views expressed by users on our site are their own and do no represent our views or values. We reserve all rights (but not the obligation) to remove and/or edit such content.

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We grant you a limited license to access and make personal use of this website. You are not allowed to download or modify it. This may be done only with written consent from us. We reserve the right to remove this website and its contents at any time.  We do not guarantee that our site, or its content will be free from errors or omissions and you accept that such changes may result in your being unable to access our site whilst we are carrying out works.  We will not be liable is for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

User Account

If you are an owner of an account on this website, you are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your private user details (username and password). You are responsible for all activities that occur under your account or password. We reserve all rights to terminate accounts, edit or remove content and cancel orders in their sole discretion.  We reserve the right to suspend any accounts that in our reasonable opinion have failed to comply with any of our terms and conditions.

Links to other websites

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Limitations of liability

While we will use reasonable endeavours to verify the accuracy of any information we place on the website, we make no warranties about its accuracy, whether express or implied. The website is provided “as is” and “as available” without any representation or endorsement. We make no warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, about the website or any transaction that may be conducted on or through the Website, including but not limited to implied warranties of non-infringement, compatibility, security, accuracy, conditions of completeness, or any implied warranty arising from course of dealing or usage or trade. If you are a business user, please note that in particular, we will not be liable for loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue; business interruption; loss of anticipated savings; loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or any indirect or consequential loss or damage. If you are a consumer user, please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, business interruption, or business opportunity. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our Site or to your downloading of any content on it, or any website linked to it.


Suppose any part of the Conditions shall be deemed unlawful, void, or unenforceable. In that case, that provision shall be deemed severable from the Conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any of the remaining provisions of the Conditions.


No waiver by us shall be construed as waiving any proceeding or succeeding breach of any provision. If you have any questions about our terms and conditions, please email  or call  01749 342706