FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIAL WINDOWS

The church of St Mary’s, in the Cambridgeshire village of Swaffham Prior is notable for two reasons – it is one of the few examples of two-churches-in-one-churchyard remaining in England, and it has remarkable stained glass windows installed to commemorate 23 men associated with the village community who were killed in the First World War.

As the vicar at the time of their dedication in December 1919 said:
“We feel sure that the two War Windows and the Peace Window will be objects of much interest. It is doubtful if anything of the sort will be seen elsewhere”
Rev’d Lawrence Fisher, vicar 1897 – 1934

Please keep the date!

 

Saturday 21 December 2019

 

is the 100th anniversary

 

of the dedication of the unique

 

War Memorial Windows

 

in St Mary’s, Swaffham Prior

 

We will be holding a commemoration in church at 4.30pm to celebrate the centenary, which will include excerpts from the original dedication service.  The short ceremony will be followed by refreshments. 

More details to follow.