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.
We hope to restore all these windows to their former glory; replacing the plastic with either clear or stained glass, and allowing the beauty of the surrounding landscape to be seen clearly from within the building. This will be a huge undertaking, so for now we plan to run a pilot project, focusing on one window only. We're going to approach the Heritage Lottery Fund for an Our Heritage grant, which will also enable us to undertake a programme of activities for the local community and visitors to the church.
We're still in the early stages of planning the project, but we expect it to cost in the region of £20-24,000. We will improve our chances of success if we can secure a significant proportion of match funding ourselves. Thanks to the support of two Trust supporters, we're well on the way, with over £1100 already raised. We would now like to raise another £4000 before we apply to HLF, and you can help!
We're offering our supporters the opportunity to sponsor a pane of glass in the new window for £50, or you can make a straightforward donation by clicking below.
Any contribution will be hugely appreciated - and we'll soon be letting the light into this beautiful church!
If you are interested in hearing about the sponsorship option, please contact our Community Fundraiser, Blair Chadwick, on 0117 9291766.