A CITY firm is supporting a restoration project on a idyllic nature reserve off the coast of Britain.

Stonemasons of Worcester is supplying a new tracery window for the historic St Helen’s Church on Lundy Island, in the Bristol Channel.

The church dates back to 1897, but Christianity on the island goes back further to the 6th century, and the first documentary record of a church on Lundy is in 1244.

St Helen’s Church was severely damaged in a gale in 1962 which caused significant damage to the window above the altar and the roof. The arch was replaced by a concrete lintel, so that the window is now rectangular in shape.

In the decades since the church has continued to suffer from damage due to its exposed position. A steering group - the Parish of Lumdy - was formed to plan its restoration.

As part of this the window needed repair, so the Hylton Road firm was approached.

Zoe Adams, from the company, said: "We are a local small company currently supplying a new tracery window.

"This is a really big project for us and a big thing for the island too since the window has been bricked up for 55 years."

The plan is for the new window to be finished as part of the restoration of the church, being completed before the end of the year.