Shakespeare's Church Has Leaky Roof

The caretakers of the church where William Shakespeare was baptized and buried want help to fix its leaky roof. Holy Trinity Church in Stratford upon Avon is seeking sponsors to "adopt a gargoyle" and help the church provide the extensive maintenance needed.

From the article:

Shakespeare was baptized at Holy Trinity on April 26, 1564, and the church’s burial register lists him as “Gulielimus, filius Johannes Shakspeare,” (William, son of John Shakespeare.)

After a career writing and staging his plays in London, Shakespeare retired to Stratford in 1611, and was buried in the chancel — an area near the altar — on April 25, 1616, two days after his death. Some 100,000 people visit Holy Trinity every year to view his resting place, with its inscription, “Will Shakspeare, Gent.”