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Dronfield Parish Church dates from the late 13th century with some evidence of even earlier use. Its medieval stained glass windows are important regionally and in the north of England as they show the use of silver nitrate being used to create the yellow stained glass effect.

What is our project about?
This project aims to restore medieval stained glass windows in a Grade I listed building. The windows were partly conserved in the 1970’s/80’s but over the years they had deteriorated, causing pigment loss and their true colour became less obvious due to the perspex used to
protect them.
The project will allow three windows to be professionally conserved, restoring them to their original condition and protecting them from further damage.
The National Lottery Heritage Fund grant will also fund research into the church’s history and the development of interpretation materials to raise awareness of the church’s past to a wider audience.

What will the project deliver?

• Restoration of the medieval stained glass windows and stonework
• Website content and podcasts
• A programme of walks and talks
• Environmental arts workshops
• Photography workshops
• Exhibition including new interpretation
• Booklet
• Educational pack
• A church trail of local churches containing medieval glass
• Training for volunteers to learn about the heritage of the church

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St John's Church

Church Street, Dronfield, S18 1QB