Captain Hibbert then bought more land near the church to set up a College and Novitiate for the Order. Pugin designed these buildings and also planned a new, much larger church. The whole site now covered seven acres. Captain Hibbert also bought the seventeen cottages which is now Oak Street and later gave them to the Institute of Charity.
Since 1990, a comprehensive programme of money raising and hard work has taken place which has resulted in the complete restoration of the church. Future generations will inherit a building and a creative tradition worthy of those original founders and supporters of St.Maries.
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