Russian Orthodox Church

The Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Mother of God and All Saints is a Grade II* listed cathedral located in Ennismore Gardens, London.

It houses the administrative apparatus of the Diocese of Sourozh, which is the Moscow Patriarchate’s diocese for the islands of Great Britain and Ireland. The cathedral was originally built in 1849 as the Anglican Church of All Saints, by Lewis Vulliamy.

The church had suffered due to lack of maintenance and the poor quality of those works that had been carried out.


DBR Leadwork was responsible for the entire replacement of the milled lead sheeting to the cathedral’s gutters, its tower belfry, the parapet capping and flashings. The team also replaced slate to the nave, aisles, apses and stairwell roofs with new best Penhryn slate.

We carefully cleaned the facades using the DOFF technique. This removed surface dirt, and allowed the identification of previously obscured cement mortar repairs. The cement repairs were causing defects and accordingly were all carefully removed to be replaced with either stone in-dents of a lime based mortar re-pairs. Lead bays were replaced with new and some slate repairs carried out. Stone replacements included our craft carver-mason creating a replacement Portland stone Pineapple finial.

DBR Leadwork also introduced a new Nicholson Airtrak ventilation system at the abutments, and replaced all cast iron gutters and down pipes with a new bespoke system from J & JW Longbottoms.


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