Emergency work at St Mary the Virgin church at Banham to save the stained glass window desgined by Henry Holiday.  Photo: Bill Smith

Fundraising concert for Banham stained glass window

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
10.54 AM

A concert will be held in Banham Church at the weekend to raise funds for the restoration of its stained glass window.

The east window of the south aisle at St Mary the Virgin was removed in May after a survey revealed that it was in danger of collapsing.

Officials at the church, near Attleborough, will be staging a fundraising concert on Saturday featuring the Livewire Opera Company.

They are fundraising to pay for the £10,000 emergency repair works, which will be completed by Devlin Plummer Stained Glass, of Great Moulton, when the money has been raised.

Queda Hutton, one of the church wardens at St Mary’s, said they had been unsuccessful in applying for English Heritage funding, but were planning another bid in the New Year.

The window is evidence of the early work of famous 19th century stained glass artist Henry Holiday and uses specially etched and moulded glass, which is no longer made.

The concert on November 24 starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £5, including a glass of wine or non-alcoholic drink during the interval.

Tickets will be available on the door or from Banham Post Office in advance.