ANGEL FESTIVAL

ADVANCE NOTICE  Saturday 8th December Angel Festival St John’s Church Sharow This year instead of a Christmas tree festival we will be having an Angel Festival. Bring your Angels to Church on 7th December so that they can join the Heavenly Host on the 8th.  Angels of any description, fabric, pottery, knitted, crafted, painted etc will be most…

Parishioners examining stained glass

Stained Glass Update

Many of you will have passed St John’s and noticed the scaffolders, men in high visibility gear and conservators in their zip-up suits. In fact, you would be hard pressed not to notice them! But what many won’t have been able to see is the skilled, delicate work which is being carried out on our…

The Vision Unfolds

Works to transform and preserve St John’s is now well underway as stained glass conservators began work this week. The foundations of a new annex, which will include a new kitchen and accessible toilets, have been laid and scaffold now surrounds many of the church’s historic stained glass windows. Joe Priestley, the church’s Heritage Learning…

Traditional Technique Provides Cutting Edge for Emma

St John’s is teaming up with Emma Gillon, a local estates manager, to return the venerable art of scything to the landscape. Inspired by a recent scything workshop at St John’s, Sharow, Emma will be replacing much of her petrol-powered mowing equipment with elbow grease and the trusty scythe. Emma says, “I love using the…