MARY'S CHURCH - A much needed work of restoration has just been
completed at this ancient and interesting church. The Tudor dormer
windows, removed in 1862, have been replaced, and good clear glass in
well leaded panes with casements to open have been put in all the other
windows. The cost of the work, about £80 has been fully met by the
subscriptions and offerings of the parishioners and friends, who have
given the Rector and Churchwardens most earnest and loyal support. The
work was designed by Mr. Pontlng, the diocesan architect, and carried
out by Messrs. G. B. Lansdown and T. L. Franklin, of Cricklade. A short
but fully choral service was held on Wednesday, June 17th, at 3.30 p.m.
The address, on the appropriate subject of Light, was given by the Rev.
Canon Estcourt (Rural Dean), who then formally dedicated the window. In
addition to the Rector, the Rev. Sydney Denton, the following clergy
were present: Rev. W. Butt, vicar of Kempsford ; Rev. M. J. T. Milling,
vicar of Ashton Keynes ; Rev. Angus Macdonald, vicar of South Marston ;
and Rev. J. W. Wernlnck, rector of Great Bamfylde. The Rev. H. J.
Morton, vicar of St. Sampson's, Cricklade, was unavoidably absent. To
mark the event, Mr. Baker, wife of the churchwarden, entertained the
choir and frlends to tea at the Town HaII.