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Weʼre raising £10,000 to Restore and clean Medieval Church Windows

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Most of us like to visit stately homes and interesting buildings. You don't need to be religious to be captivated by the treasures that Wiggenhall Saint Mary Magdalene Church offers. It is a rare Church in that it has 1) 6 bells rung by villagers 2) Rare paintings on a Rood screen 3) Unusual George III coat of arms 4) A beautiful Angel roof 5) Unusual Medieval stained glass windows 6) A funeral bier 7) A surviving Altar Slab 8) Weeping Chancel 9) Old chest from the 1400's connected to the Hanseatic League 10) 13th Century tombstone 11) Stuart Communion Table. It is open daily to visit. However, despite putting so much into the renovations and providing new cushions and excellent heating to make community use just that bit more comfortable, the glorious Medieval windows need attention. Sadly, missing panes let out the precious heat (and let in unwanted birds and insects which then become trapped) and erode the beauty of the rare paintings on the glass. The stained glass panels depict many lesser know Saints as well as a White Rose and Star, which is the badge of Edward IV (which suggests a date for the glass of c.1461-83). These are now in dire need of cleaning and restoration by specialists. Despite being a Grade 1 Listed building, application for grants have been unsuccessful. It seems Churches are not seen as "fashionable" in the modern world! Please help us to maintain this heritage building for future generations. If everyone gave just £1, we could make this happen. You will be doing your bit to help preserve a wonderful building that is free to enjoy and open 7 days a week.

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