Film ID:
YFA 3252

AN ACT OF WORSHIP PART 2

1965-1966

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Description

This is the second part of a film which documents the brief history and restoration of Church Fenton during the mid 1960s including a dedication of the Children's Window to celebrate Miss May Horner's long period of devotion to Kirk Fenton Sunday School.

The film opens with exterior shots of the church concentrating on one of its windows. A new stained glass window has been commissioned, and the artists working on the window display the various stages of their work.
Sign - N. J. Allen Leaded Lights
The Sunday School children are gathered outside, and members of the church process in with the Sunday School. A man working inside the church takes out the old window and replaces it with the new Children's Window. More people make their way into the church, and statues and tombs inside can also be seen.
The unveiling ceremony beings as the Sunday School banner drops away to reveal the new window before a blessing. Miss May Horner, to whom the window was dedicated, also stands holding a bouquet of flowers.
The church restoration continues as there are many construction materials gathered around the church. Workers make repairs through the summer including replacing the large stone shingles from the roof. When the church is finished, a service is held for the entire parish and also features the Archbishop of York, the Reverend Frederick Donald Coggan. Men in uniform process into the church along with the ministers and archbishop for the serivce.
Title - Frank Dean wishes to acknowledge the kind help of the parishioners of Church Fenton and the Rev. J. Aiden H. Harlow L.Th. For his permission to film within the parish church. Special thanks to Alan and Pam Swan, Douglas Heath, Ian Addy, Miss May Horner
Title - The End of film 1966