An appeal has been launched by Friends of St Mary’s church in Shrewsbury after an important renaissance window was damaged during a break-in to the church in the early hours of June 10th.
Early estimates suggest that it may cost up to £10,000 to restore the glass. The burglar is thought to have stolen £40 from the donation box and cash till.
The window depicted two of the three Magi. According to a local guide the glass is thought to have come either came from Munsterbilzen Abbey in Limburg, Belgium, or Trier Cathedral in Germany.
St Mary’s church contains a magnificent collection of both English and continental glass, much of the latter bought and installed in the early nineteenth-century.
The church is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust