EAST WINDOW APPEAL
The East Windows
The current St Alkmund’s is the fourth church building on this site since Whitchurch (or white church) was founded around 900AD. The current church has Grade 1 listed status, the first of Shropshire’s grand neo classical style churches and was built in 1712.
The taste for stained glass grew during the Victorian period and parishioners set about filling the church windows with colour. The notable Victorian stained glass maker, Warrington (1832-1875) designed the current windows which are in need of repair, namely the East and North apse windows.
We need your help
The Warrington-designed windows are in a very poor state of repair and need emergency work. In order to do the work effectively they will need to be removed to a studio.
The East apse window
This Window, The Ascension Window', is now fully restored and is back in place.
The window to the left of the Ascension Window, 'The Peter Window' (LEFT), depicting the St Peter with the keys to Heaven, also requires emergency treatment. The leadwork has deteriorated, saddlebars are ill-fitting and some are even missing. The matrix is very weak and daylight is visible. This windao has now been removed and taken to Recclesia, who are specialists in this type of work, for its restoration.