Christ Church, Eaton (in Norwich) has launched an appeal to raise £250,000 towards the cost of repairing its windows and improving facilities.
The majority of the windows at Christ Church are in need of repair and the cost has been estimated at £65,000. In particular need of repair is the west window inserted in 1918. The window was designed by Arthur A. Orr of Harrow to celebrate the golden wedding of the Norwich industrialist, John Joseph Dawson Paul. Orr (1868-1949) was a freelance glass designer and worked with Hardman and Co. He produced windows for churches including St Saviours, Lewisham; Christ Church, Moss Side, Manchester; Church of the Transfigurarion, Pyecombe, West Sussex and St Lawrence, Eyam, Derbyshire. Examples of his work can be seen in the Stained Glass Museum
The ‘Be a Pane’ campaign sees the windows divided into sections, each with a target value attached. All donations are very welcome with panes in the windows in the north and south aisles available to be sponsored for as little as £1 each. Upon completion of the project, sponsors will receive a certificate, and a book will be produced with a copy of all the certificates, including the names of everyone who donated to the appeal.