North Walsham church window renovated
The East Window in St Nicholas Church in North Walsham has been re-installed after seven months of renovation, and the congregation are thrilled to have it returned.
The window was originally designed by Horace Wilkinson in memory of the parishioners who gave their lives in the Great War. It was removed last year to be cleaned, repaired and re-leaded at the workshop of Devlin Plummer.
Gill Cartwright, pictured above, who led the funding process for the renovation, said “While it has been wonderful looking through the clear temporary glazing enjoying the light flooding the church it good to have our glass back – and how much better it looks!”
The Parish Magazine describes the window as follows : “The East window consists of a representation of the Greatest of Sacrifices, the Crucifixion of Our Lord, who is shown in the central light drawn to a much larger scale than the surrounding figures. Beneath Him is an angel holding a scroll bearing the words, ‘Greater Love hath no Man than this’. In the side lights are 8 standing figures, the four upper spaces being filled with representations of the Blessed Virgin and St John the Divine. Standing next to our Lord in the outside lights on the same tier are shown figures of St John the Baptist who holds a scroll “Behold the Lamb of God”, balanced on the extreme right by the Centurion holding a scroll “Truly This was the Son of God”.
The window will be rededicated by the Very Reverend Jane Hedges, Dean of Norwich Cathedral, at a Civic Service in North Walsham Church on June 23.
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