St Michael's Church in Shap was badly in need of re-pointing. Rob Williams Lime Plastering provided on-site training for the contractors over a period of several weeks. Hard cement pointing had to removed from the 50 foot high tower with hand tools back to sound material. In some cases we had to rake out 5 inches of decayed lime mortar and gradually pack out with suitable pieces of stone galletts. Once thoroughly cleaned and wetted it was flush pointed in Hydraulic lime. The work was carried out for the Parochial Church Council under the direction of Elaine Rigby Architects, Appleby, with funding from English Heritage.