Backford, Mollington & Lea Villages

Millenium window at St Oswald's, Backford, Cheshire Backford is not the only Church to install a nwe stained glass window as a permanent celebration of the new Millenium. What is different, however, is that the entire project was initiated and managed by the Bell-Ringers. As well as the main theme, the window contains a small bell as a symbolic reminder of regular call to worship. The whole idea of celebrating in this way came from Brian Thaxter OBE, one of the Backford fingers, and it was he who led the working committee through all the staes. A fund was started by a kind donation from the family of the late Bill Littler, and an appeal launched within the Parish. Due to a wonderful response and tremendous support for a traditional jazz evening, the total amount required was raised within seven weeks.