Jubilee window to be dedicated at Great Ryburgh after significant restoration

A “Jubilee” window is set to be re-dedicated at St Andrew’s Church, Great Ryburgh, on Remembrance Sunday.

A special service of dedication is planned on Sunday, November 13, at around 11.50am, which will also include a brief presentation about the restoration project.

The Round Tower Churches Society awarded a grant of £1,000 towards the repair of the westernmost south nave window, which cost about £12,000. The Norfolk Churches Trust also awarded £1,000 in July.

The stained glass by William Wailes dates from around 1872 and the glazing had become severely buckled.

The church has also been hard at work raising funds for the repair and about £1,850 was raised at a village platinum jubilee party, said Anne Prentis.

Members of the parochial church council thanked the Society at its October 4 meeting for the £1,000 grant for the restoration of the St Luke window. It will be named as the “The Jubilee Window.”

“We have been raising funds for some months and were able to commission the work just a few days before Her Majesty the Queen died on September 8. All being well, the Jubilee Window will be re-dedicated on Remembrance Sunday, November 13.

The service will start at 10am, with the national silence at 11am and laying of wreaths at the war memorial. The dedication will be at 11.50am, after coffee, and will be followed by a light lunch. Anyone planning to attend is asked to contact the churchwarden.