In 2003, the Church was subject to an intervention for works of general conservation and enhancement of the property, which included work in the roofing, batters, pavements and spans, in decorative elements and electrical wiring, as well as in the churchyard and its wall and accesses, including site drainage.
The ceramic coating in all the roofing of the Church was raised, as well as the slabs, the casings and gutters. The decayed and degraded parts of the liner and the joisting were removed and the woodwork of the structure was restored, including an anti-xylophagous treatment. All wooden elements received a finishing with melted beewax, applied with a brush.
The joints in the crowning of the batters which border with the coverage were subject to cleaning and treatment, namely with full removal of cement mortar in the cover finishing, concluding its repointing with lime mortar and sand to which a water repellent product was added.
The granite elements, including cornices under the edges, bell tower and crowning of the gables, underwent a cleaning treatment which included washing with water and a brush, without resorting to abrasive mechanical means and chemicals, with particular care in areas of carved stone.
New joisting and new lining were applied to replace the removed parts, identical to the existing wood, among other interventions made in the roofing, particularly with regard to the laying of tile in the fibre-bituminous corrugated slab and the application of roof fans, one millimeter thick lead plates in the crowning of the elements in granite and tile, with subsequent placement of self-adhesive asphalt tape.
Regarding the batters outside the Church, the mortar was removed and the masonry joints of the exterior batters were cleaned; the joints were sealed in depth with traditional lime mortar, crushed stone and sand grain of varied sizes and free of salts and organic matter, to which a water repellent product was added.
The cleaning of the outer and inner batters was made by washing the masonry work with sprayed or atomised water and a soft nylon brush without resorting to any chemicals or mechanical means.
The mortars were removed and a deep cleaning of the masonry joints of inner batters was performed, followed by its re-sealing with mortar and lime, crushed stone and sand grain of varied sizes and free of salts and organic matter, to which a water repellent product was added. This procedure was also followed for the inside flooring.
The wooden doors were all repaired, including the stripping of existing paint, the revision of the hardware and the dismantling of the electrical cabinet door to install a new one.
The crevice frames and rosette have been subject to full review, including sealing, replacement of damaged or missing metal parts, replacement of damaged or broken stained glass by identical ones, fixings and finishings.
Finally, the electrical wiring was completely revised in the property premises, including replacing the cabinet, the removal of interior lighting projectors, which were replaced by other ones in new locations, and the installation of outdoor lighting embedded in the churchyard pavement to illuminate the property.
As far as the exterior is concerned, the intervention involved the lifting of the flagstones in the perimeter of the Church and the probing of the subsoil as well as the execution of bed and waterproofing of the exterior batters of the building, the placement of drainage tubes in soft PVC and the execution of inspection pits. A herbicide, compatible with the granite of the property, was used to clean the vegetation in the perimeter flagstones and on the walls of the churchyard.
The intervention was concluded with the execution of works on the landings and stairs of access to the churchyard, including the demolition of part of the west wall, required to widen the access to the churchyard, and with the implementation of a surface drainage channel and the application of new paving in the churchyard.