The restoration was paid for by Sir Thomas Acland (12th Baronet), the owner of the nearby Holnicote Estate. Zulu the Donkey carried all the timber used to rebuild the roof up from Porlock twice a day. His efforts are commemorated by a portrait drawn by Hope Bourne, which hangs on the wall in the church. Hope Bourne was a writer and painter who lived a simple and mainly self-sufficient life at various locations on Exmoor. She died in 2010 aged 91.
Stoke Pero church was restored again in 1955.
Hope Bourne's portrait of Zulu the donkey
Zulu the donkey
Stoke Pero Church
Nave and chancel of Stoke Pero Church
The Nave of Stoke Pero Church
Font decorated for harvest festival