THE re-tiling of Shaw Parish Church spire is finally complete.

The gilded cockerel was the last thing to be put back to complete the renovation at Christ Church.

Steeplejack Paul Silk and churchwarden Sue Evans celebrated the end of the work, which has taken months to complete.

Villagers in Shaw have raised more than £19,500 to pay for the cost of replacing 10,000 oak shingles on the spire of the Grade 2 listed Edwardian church.

Each of the shingles has been inscribed with the name of someone who has donated to the project.

Mrs Evans said: “It’s just such a relief to have it done and to be looking smart again.

“On behalf of the churchwardens, I’d like to thank everyone who donated money towards the project.”

Shaw Parochial Church Council received grants from the English Historic Churches Trust and the Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust towards the £55,000 cost of the repairs.