St Oswald’s Church, Fulford has received a National Lottery grant of £53,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore the beautiful stained glass window in its north transept.
St Oswald’s is a listed Victorian church in Fulford with a strong and lively congregation. However, the building needs major repair and renovation. In particular the north transept rose window is in a very poor condition and in danger of falling out of its mounting.
Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players and the generosity of the church congregation, the project will restore the rose window to its original Victorian beauty. The project will also include a community education project where local people and children can learn about the art, design, meaning and heritage of the stained glass in the church.
David Renwick, Head of the Heritage Lottery Fund, Yorkshire and the Humber, said: “We have been delighted to support St Oswald’s Church in Fulford to restore and protect the Rose Window and engage the local community with the stories and heritage of this much-loved local landmark. Thank you to the National Lottery players who have made it possible.”