I love nosing around our local village church which is small with special features such as the original encausting tiles and the remains of a wall painting in which an angel and some lettering can be discerned. But my favourite feature is that if you stand on a pew and climb onto the window ledge of the westernmost window (best not done on Sunday mornings) you have a delightful surprise. As the light shimmers through the old, clear glass an engraved inscription can be seen: ‘C Parker Glazed this church Mar 2 1785 & glad of the job.’

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