Craft fair boosts Highbridge
church window fund
successful craft fair was held on Saturday (September 30th) to raise
funds for a Highbridge church's £3,000 fundraising appeal
to replace a stained glass window.
of pounds was raised during Saturday's fair, which was attended
by a stream of visitors who included the Mayor and Mayoress.
of the large 160-year-old windows in the east wing of St John's
Church is at a risk of collapsing and needs to be repaired at an
estimated cost of £3,000.
fundraising has already been boosted by a fish and chip supper and
a three-day summer flower show alongside other events.
Sharon Crossman who is the church's vicar, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"It's a lovely old window that displays the story of the crucifixion
and resurrection but over time the glass has started to buckle and
get out of shape."
time goes by there's a risk of it breaking and collapsing, damaging
the glass above it, so we'd really like to repair it."
therefore need to raise £3,000 to get the delicate work done
to reset it, repair it and adding new metal supports while retaining
the original 160 year-old glass."
Pictured: Saturday's craft fair at the Highbridge church (photos