Glorious window glows again – thanks to grant

A glorious window at Great Ryburgh, near Fakenham, was restored with help from the Norfolk Churches Trust.

It awarded £1,000 earlier this year towards the total cost of about £6,700 and it was completed for a dedication service on Remembrance Sunday, November 8. However, the Covid-19 pandemic put paid to the service inside St Andrew’s Church, so it was held outside instead.

Churchwarden Anne Prentice, who took the photograph, said that the window looked absolutely splendid.

The work was carried out by Devlin Plummer Stained Glass, of Great Moulton, near Norwich, which re-leaded and repaired the westernmost south chancel window by William Wailes, dating from 1870.

It is one of the 12 remaining windows in the church commissioned by the Tatham family between 1866 and 1883.

“The window looks wonderful: the restoration has brought up the colours as well as protecting the glass  from further damage,” she added.

The Round Tower Churches Society also awarded £1,000 towards the restoration. “Thank you so much for your help in making the work possible,” said Mrs Prentice.

The NCT has awarded more than £102,000 this year to help 36 churches fund repair and restoration.


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