The West Window of Maker Church on the Rame Peninsula, which sustained serious damage in last year’s winter storms, is in the final days of restoration and will be re-dedicated on November 30.MakerChurch showing west window removed awaiting repair

The early Victorian stained glass window was erected in memory of a member the Mount Edgcumbe family. The current Earl is one of the patrons of the church, which is dedicated to St Mary and St Julian.

The intricate and painstaking restoration has been carried out by a local craftsman, Bryan Luxford, at The Glassery, Gallows Park, Millbrook, a fourth generation family run business. Le Page Architects, based in Saltash, have also been involved. The repairs took three months with most of the £5,500 cost being covered by insurance. The shortfall has been made up by very generous donations from people who have had and still feel, a great love for this church.

The window will be rededicated at the Advent Carol Service, which will be held at the 15th century church on Maker Heights on Sunday, November 30th at 6 pm. It will be floodlit from the outside so that the congregation can view the cleaned and restored stained glass.

Repairs to the roof are also urgently needed and will form the next fund raising campaign. Anyone interested in helping please contact the PCC Treasurer, Ken Ryles on 01752 841337.