A stained glass depiction of St James has been installed in a Ryhill church which bears his name.
Thanks to an anonymous donation, the window showing St James the Great has been installed at St James’ Church, on Nostell Lane.
The project was first started more than four years ago by the previous vicar, Fr Peter Bostock.
The current priest in charge, Rev Malcolm Reed, said he was pleased and excited to see the project come to fruition.
He said: “It’s a homecoming of sorts.
“It has been a long time coming, but our patron is at last home and we are all really excited about it.”
Glaziers from York removed two full length plain leaded windows from the church before installing the two new full length stained glass panes depicting St James and Our Lady of Walsingham.
The installation was overseen by the window designer, Natalie Liege who travelled up from Shrewsbury.
Rev Reed added: “The stained glass window of Our Lady commemorates the 950th anniversary of her appearing at Walsingham.”
There will be a dedication service for the two new windows on Sunday, April 19.
The Bishop of Wakefield, the Rt Rev Tony Robinson will host the service and the designer and the donor will be present.
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