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A stained-glass motif

The large window by the pulpit dates back to the 15th century. It is is Perpendicular work, with square head and panelled tracery. This tracery contains the only fragments of medieval stained glass to have survived.

Prior to the Reformation most churches were alive with the colours of stained glass and wall paintings, as well as having statues and other imagery. It is hard to imagine the difference when we look at the blank walls and windows of today.

In the window nearest to the pulpit is a panel of glass painted by the late Michael Lassen commemorating the church’s 700th anniversary; it was donated  by Joan Derrick, a local singer.