If you’ve been past the church you may wonder why scaffolding is up on the north side of the church over the windows.

This is for the restoration of the north clerestory windows, which was one of the projects suggested at last year’s “Friends of St Mary’s Church” A.G.M.

Amazingly, an extremely generous member of the Friends has donated the full amount for this work, which is expected to last for about ten weeks.

The other suggested project was the restoration of the bell-frame so that the bells could be rung properly. You may have heard the bells rung briefly a few weeks ago when we had a preliminary visit by the restorers.

We have put in progress a full assessment and estimate, which will become the next Friends’ fund-raising project, so you may well hear more bell-ringing at some point in the next few weeks.