Parish Praised for Funding Successful Restoration

An ancient window has been restored to its former glory at St Peter’s Felkirk, thanks to generous giving by parishioners. 
The ornate west window, which dates back to the 13th century, will now be a focal point of the church’s 900th anniversary celebrations in 2020. 
Rain and wind had caused damage to the lead, glass and stonework of the window since its last repairs in 1876, to the point the church had to put up plastic sheeting to protect the window from the elements. 
In 2018 a faculty was formed with the aid of the Diocesan Advisory Committee to investigate how best to restore the window in this Grade I listed church.
£30,000 was raised, mainly from generous donations from people in the parish who wished to show their affinity with the church and the work took place over the summer.
Church Buildings Support Officer Stephen Craven said, “The PCC Treasurer contacted the Diocesan Advisory Committee in February 2019 about getting permission for the work.  
“A good application was recommended for faculty by the DAC in March, issued in May, and work commenced shortly afterwards.  
“The stone was found to be in worse condition than anticipated, but the DAC’s conservation architect agreed the extent of repairs with the parish’s Inspecting Architect.” 
St. Peter’s Felkirk wishes to thank its Parish for the generous donations, English Heritage, Graham Bailey Stone Masonry and Jonathan & Ruth Cooke, Heritage Glass Restorers for their work on the project. 

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