COLOURFUL shafts of light will shine into a church thanks to a new stained glass memorial to a village man.
The large ornate window at St Andrew's Church, Tarvin, was commissioned by Hilary Banner as a memorial to her late husband, Christopher, a businessman.
His daughter Fiona, a working artist, designed the window and this was then turned into glass work by Pendal Stained Glass.
Mrs Banner, of Holme Street, Tarvin, said: 'I wanted to give something to the community - we have lived in Tarvin since 1978 and this seemed appropriate.
'The process has been a long one, Christopher died in 2002, so it has been a project in the making for some time.
'It looks beautiful and it was definitely worth it.'
Chairman of Friends of St Andrew's, Harry Wilson, said: 'It is a lovely design, when the light shines through it looks quite spectacular. It is a very big window and so holds prominence in the building.
'All of the stained glass in Tarvin church is Victorian and it is very unusual to have new examples installed, so we are thrilled.
'The design is based on the tree of life with various Christian symbols such as fruit, flowers and a dove, together with a figure who represents pilgrimage.'
Installation started in September. Mrs Banner added: 'After talking to the vicar I felt I wanted a lasting memorial, while giving something back to the church and am now extremely happy with what has been achieved.'
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