East Window Renovation Project

Vicar’s Sponsored Walk

In the last 50 years – have you attended St Mary’s Church, Woodkirk?

Have you had your wedding here?  The funeral of a loved one?  A child baptised?

If so, you will have sat in front of our beautiful East Window.

Sadly, after having it examined and reports prepared, our East Window needs urgent repairs and we would like to preserve it for future generations.  As a church we have raised £33,500 towards the total cost of repair of £75,500 but we need your help.

If you are able to sponsor Rev’d Sharon or donate towards the East Window fund then we would be very grateful and it will mean that its future is secured for the next generation.

Rev’d Sharon’s sponsored walk will take place in September for a period of 30 days.  Each day she will walk 19,000 steps (approx. 8.5 miles daily) and this will be recorded on our FaceBook page:



Historical Information

The stonework to the chancel window all appears to be by Furness 1834, but is a more or less faithful replica of the early c14 window based on the evidence of the Chantrell watercolour in the church.

The glass of the chancel east window is signed O’Connor and dated 1867. The main lights depict The Crucifixion, flanked by the four Evangelists; the subject of the tracery panels is Pentecost. 

Donate to help preserve this beautiful window!

If you wish to donate to this cause, then this link will take you to the donation system.

Or, you can scan the QR code below.

Thank you!