The Parsonage Trust has been granted £9,100 by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to restore a very special stained glass window at the Parsonage.
We are delighted that we have been able to replicate Fletcher Moss's sundial window, which he designed himself. The window has been installed in what was Fletcher Moss's library, now Gallery 2. For more information, click here.
It's 100 years since Fletcher Moss donated the Parsonage to the people of Didsbury and Manchester, on his death in 1919.
We are always interested to hear about any connections with Fletcher Moss and his work: if you have anything to share, please get in touch.
Would you like volunteer at the Parsonage ?
We are looking for volunteers who can act as ‘Meeters & Greeters’ on a Sunday.
Many visitors come regularly to enjoy the exhibitions and are already acquainted with the house and its history, while others come from further afield.
Visitors would enjoy having someone on hand to welcome them, answer questions, or simply show them round. Some people also like to buy something, a little memento to take home, and we are thinking of setting up a stall in one of the galleries.
If you can answer Yes to the questions below, then we might have the perfect opportunity for you:
•Can you spare a few hours on a Sunday?
•Do you enjoy talking to people and sharing knowledge?
•Have you a warm, friendly manner?
•Do you have an interest in the history of the Old Parsonage and the local area?
•Are you confident in handling money?
•Would you be able to do light manual work e.g. putting up tables & chairs?
Further opportunities may also be available , to become involved in a variety of activities such as archiving historical material, helping set up exhibitions, or giving guided tours. These could be at different times of the week, not just weekends.
Please note, all volunteer applicants must complete an application form which we will provide, and two references will be required.
If you are interested, please email email@example.com or ring 0161 445 7661.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Steve Parle (Chair, Didsbury Parsonage Trust)