church starts £3,000 appeal to save 160 year-old window
Highbridge church has started a fundraising appeal to enable urgent
repairs to go ahead to a 160 year-old stained glass window which
is in danger of collapse.
of the large windows in the east wing of St John's Church needs
to be repaired at an estimated cost of £3,000.
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."
fundraising has already been boosted by a fish and chip supper and
a popular three-day flower show, which was held last weekend.
range of floral displays were introduced around the church with
visitors encouraged to make donations. Further events are planned.