Glorious window glowing with colours again

A glorious window at Great Ryburgh, near Fakenham, was ready for dedication on Remembrance Sunday. . . but the service was cancelled.

The covid-19 pandemic put paid to St Andrew’s Church service but it looks absolutely splendid, said churchwarden Anne Prentice.

The work, which cost about £6,700, was carried by Devlin Plummer Stained Glass, of Great Moulton.

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

The Society made a grant of £1,000 towards the total cost. “Thank you so much for your help in making the work possible,” said Mrs Prentice.

And £1,000 was given by the Trust to St Andrew’s, Great Ryburgh, to re-lead and repair the westernmost south chancel window, a William Wailes window dated 1870. It is one of the 12 remaining windows in the church commissioned by the Tatham family between 1866 and 1883.