Project completed August 2013 – cost £3184
The Friends have been very pleased to provide funding for the restoration of the Chancel stained glass window in our Parish Church. This is the type of project the Friends are keen to support with the funds given to our charity. Thanks to subscriptions from our 200 members, plus monies from events attended by members and non-members, we have been able to totally fund this project.
The window was in great need of cleaning and restoration and of course this could only be carried out professionally by specialists. Externally the window, including the window supports, had fallen into disrepair and were in urgent need of attention. Terry Slowgrove and David Harvey of Trinity Leaded Lights, Peldon, were awarded the Contract. This Company have huge experience and have undertaken projects at Brentwood and Bury St Edmonds Cathedrals. The work on The East Window involved replacing the exterior grille with new epoxy coated stainless steel, repairing cracked glass with lead cames and stopping up a hole. The window was cleaned inside and out using brushes, cloths and de-ionised water. The total estimate was £3,184.
The window dates from 1905/1906 and is called Resurrection. It was given to the Church in memory of a Mr Horace E Green, a worshipper at the Church for six years and this is noted on a plaque dated the 17th September 1905.
There have been some very positive comments from members of the congregation including: the clarity of the colours and patterns, the revelation of previous hidden details such as the butterflies, and the now sharp focus of the picture. The consensus is that it is stunning and wonderful.