The church is built on marshland and had suffered significant movement with massive concrete buttresses installed in 1960 to prop the south wall of the nave, which had developed significant outward distortion.

Phase 1 involved repairs to the existing but seriously decayed splendid hammer-beam roof and flint-faced rubble stone walls.
Phase 2 included sympathetic structural works to allow the removal of the unsightly concrete buttresses and insertion of a steel framed mezzanine to facilitate its new use by a local charity – Suffolk Mind.

This project was awarded the Civic Trust AABC Conservation Award 2018 – a project which demonstrated the highest standards of historic building conservation and makes an outstanding contribution to the quality and appearance of the built environment.