In 1960 the church was given a Grade I listed building status. However, in 1977 regular services had to be stopped due to cold and damp conditions during the winter and the church was deconsecrated.
Shortly afterwards the church was used for a scheme for young unemployed people, called the Ark project. The project failed after a few years and the building fell into decay and was vandalised.
Procter & Gamble, whose factory now dominates the church's skyline, offered to take responsibility for the church and churchyard in 1987 when the company celebrated its 150th anniversary. Three years later, 50 years after the factory opened, the church's restoration was complete.
The church has become well known through its appearances in popular culture, not least it's staring role in the hit 1990s film "Four Weddings And A Funeral". More recently it was used as a location for "Tough Crowd".