Appeal to restore Diss church window

A fundraising appeal will be launched next week to help restore an historic stained glass window in Diss.

The east window at St Mary's Church was installed in 1857, but is in danger of falling in after suffering from the ravages of time and weather.

Officials at the parish church will launch an appeal to raise �78,000 to re-lead the stained glass window, which was installed in memory of Rev William Manning, who was rector of Diss from 1811 to 1857.

If successful, the appeal will also restore three other windows in the church.

A reception will take place from 6.30pm next Friday and local businesses are being asked to contribute to the window fund.

Former church warden Ian Young, who is also on the fundraising committee, said: 'A lot of people do not come to church these days, but would not be happy if it closed or had major damage to it and we hope people will put a little money aside for us.'

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