Although the fabric of Sacred Heart Church was generally in good condition, in 2016 the roofs were deteriorating badly and needed urgent work to prevent further water damage to the structure and to protect the fine interior.
On the flat roofs the felt was badly blistered and needed recovering. The flashings needed replacing or repairing. The felt on the Tower Top also needed to be replaced. Several areas of the iconic copper domes needed patching and reinforcing to prevent water ingress. Rainwater goods (down pipes, guttering etc) needed much attention.
The parish was fortunate to secure a £100,000 grant from the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund, which was administered by the National Heritage Memorial Fund. This grant was then supported by grants from the National Churches Trust (£10k), Allchurches Trust (£2500), Staffordshire Historic Churches Trust (£3k) and the Garfield Weston Foundation (£5k). The work was carried out by Alsager Roofing Ltd and was completed in May 2018.