From the 25th September to the 8th October the church hosted the free exhibition ‘Stained Glass & Symbolism.’ Visitors were able to learn about the people and stories depicted in the beautiful windows. They could also discover the meaning behind some of the plants and animals which feature in the church. We also helped them to spot the hidden carvings which even regular churchgoers didn’t realise were there.
From 2pm Sunday 8th October there was a talk by renowned York leaded light craftsman Mr Keith Hilton. This was followed by a guided tour of the church.
The exhibition is the final activity to take place as part of the All Saints Roof Repair Project. Supported by the National Lottery, through the Heritage Lottery Fund, the activities aim to share the history of this village church and encourage more people to discover the links to the past contained in their own local historic buildings.
The roof repairs, carried out over the summer, were made possible by grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust and National Churches Trust. There are a few finishing touches still to complete but the church is open to visitors once more. Come along and admire the beautiful and, more importantly, watertight new roofs.
The exhibition would not have been possible without the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund.