Lavenham church is one of the most iconic of all Suffolk's late mediaeval churches. It is much visited by visitors to the county, but it does not have the sort of money in hand to pay for this sort of disaster.The insurance payout for incidents of this type is limited and is highly unlikely to cover the costs of replacement, which could be as much as £150,000.
Fundraising to remedy the situation is starting immediately. On Bank Holiday Monday, the day of Lavenham's annual Carnival, a number of bring and buy stalls will be situated in the churchyard between 10 a.m.and 3 p.m. If you have anything that you would like to sell please take it along! Alternatively do show up and spend some money.
Please do all you can to help.