St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury

Fig. 1. The damaged panel.

Fig. 1. The damaged panel.

An appeal has been launched by Friends of St Mary’s church in Shrewsbury after an important renaissance window was damaged during a break-in to the church in the early hours of June 10th.

Early estimates suggest that it may cost up to £10,000 to restore the glass.  The burglar is thought to have stolen £40 from the donation box and cash till.

The window depicted two of the three Magi. According to a local guide the glass is thought to have come either came from Munsterbilzen Abbey in Limburg, Belgium, or Trier Cathedral in Germany.

St Mary’s church contains a magnificent collection of both English and continental glass, much of the latter bought and installed in the early nineteenth-century.

The church is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust

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