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Due to the generous support of the Churches Conservation Trust, not only has the roof on the Chapel been repaired but all the windows have been restored to clear glass (protected by mesh). St Mary’s is now flooded with natural light particularly on sunny days.

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To crown it all the remaining fragments of original 15th century glass have now been cleaned and returned to their original site in the Crane Chapel window. An examination of the stained glass fragments was carried out by an expert from the V&A. One of the fragments shows St. Appolonia, the patron saint of Dentists, who is pictured holding aloft a formidable pair of pincers and, we realised for the first time, a very large tooth complete with roots.

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The Churchyard and the approach to St. Mary’s have been planted with over 4,500 bulbs and there is an impressive display of Snowdrops, Daffodils, Crocus and other flowers in springtime.

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The brick tower at the West of St. Mary’s was built in the 16th Century with the rest of the church being built in the 15th century. There is a large chantry chapel to the Crane family to the north of the chancel and the church is open to visitors twice a month during the summer.