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Last Updated: Sunday, 4 March 2007, 15:54 GMT
Church windows feature in Germany
One of the windows, showing St Bernard with a headache
The windows depict the life of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
Windows from a church in Shropshire are to feature in an international exhibition of 16th Century German stained glass.

The St Bernard panels at St Mary's in Shrewsbury will be on show at the Museum Schnutgen in Cologne.

They are being taken out of the church on Sunday and exact replica panels will be installed in their place.

The windows depict the life of St Bernard of Clairvaux, who influenced 12th Century monastic life.

The windows were brought to Shrewsbury in the mid 19th Century.

"When they come back to Shrewsbury the panels will be reassembled and returned to their usual positions, said Alec Forshaw, a trustee of the Churches Conservation Trust.

However, the glass will be much improved by the repair and conservation cleaning being done in Cologne as part of the loan agreement."

The panels will go on show in Cologne

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