Shutford news

We are waiting for Faculty permission to do some work; the Font has lost a large piece of stonework. It is a very ancient font and seems to have been repaired in the past with a bit of cement. This has fallen off. So the forthcoming repair will include the manufacture of a template, the carving of a new piece of stone to match the mediaeval stone, careful insertion and finishing of the new piece. Of course to get at the font we have also to remove the pew front in that area – which in turn means dismantling some of the heating!