St Peter's Church at Wolfhampcote in Warwickshire is a stunning 14th-century, Grade II* listed church with an unsightly blight in its otherwise beautiful fabric: its windows hold plastic, not glass.
However, help is at hand. Trust supporters Fiona Myers and Gerry Palmer have chosen to get married at St Peter's. The lovely couple have very kindly asked their guests to donate to a window project so we can remove the plastic and replace it with proper glass.
Here's what Fiona has to say:
"Most of our guests will not have visited Wolfhampcote church before, however at our wedding service we are sure that you will quickly appreciate how beautiful the church is. This historic church is dated from the medieval period and has been maintained by the trust since 1972.
The CCT is 50 years old in 2019 and as part of those celebrations, they have selected three churches across the country as part of their half-centenary appeal, one of which will be Wolfhampcote. The church, which has been well documented and visited by the likes of Sir John Betjeman and Sir John Piper, desperately requires its windows to be restored and the glass to be replaced. The intention of the trust is to try to replace as many of the modern, plastic opaque windows as possible with clear or stained glass which will then allow the beauty of the surrounding countryside to be seen from within the building.
As part of our wedding celebrations, we would very much like to support this worthwhile cause, instead of receiving any wedding presents. Therefore, we are asking for contributions from wedding guests to the restoration fund. Each pane of glass costs broadly £50, and we are asking that you follow the link on this page to make a donation. Our aim is to have a window renovated and engraved with our initials together with the date of our wedding. By doing this, we will all contribute to the renovation of this amazing building for future generations to come".
Thank you Gerry and Fiona for supporting our work in this extraordinarily generous way on your special day, and to your guests for their kind contributions.
If you are not a guest but would like to support this project, please get in touch with our Community Fundraiser, Blair Chadwick. He can be contacted on 0117 9291766.
WATCH FIONA AND GERRY'S WEDDING VIDEO HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnmvyVna2TY&t=3s