Arts so­ci­ety presents to church

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MEM­BERS from Mac­cles­field Dec­o­ra­tive and Fine Arts So­ci­ety will present parish­ioners with a record of the fur­nish­ings in Sut­ton St James.

Over the last four years, a team of vol­un­teers from the so­ci­ety has de­scribed, mea­sured and an­no­tated the con­tents of the church in a book which will be a per­ma­nent re­minder of the artis­tic her­itage it con­tains.

David Grif­fiths, Mac­cles­field DFAS church record­ing group leader, said: “This in­cludes win­dows by na­tion­ally known mak­ers such as Wil­liam Mor­ris and co, al­tar frontals by the Leek School of Em­broi­dery and a font made by a lo­cal crafts­man who was deaf.

They have un­earthed sto­ries of ex­plor­ers, silk man­u­fac­tur­ers and lo­cal dig­ni­taries. The pre­sen­ta­tion is on Fe­bru­ary 28 at the Sun­day Com­mu­nion Ser­vice.

●● Ann Bur­ton, David Grif­fiths, Jackie Jones, Moira Bar­ron, John Clay­ton and Alan Din­nis

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