As our major roof repair draws to its close, we are turning our attention to securing the future of our South Transept Window.
The late John Plaister, a long standing member of the church and valued adviser on all matters relating to clocks and windows, first drew our attention to the poor state of the stonework on the mullions ( the upright bits that frame the 4 panels in the windows). This has caused the stained glass to bow and crack in places.
For various reasons we were unable to proceed with the necessary repairs until now. It will be necessary to completely remove the window – we are entrusting this work to Holy Well Glass a respected glazing and renovation company who will start work on it in the next 2 weeks. This will involve scaffolding both inside and outside the church. All efforts will be made to ensure that neither impacts the day to day use of the church unduly. Everyone though is asked to take care whilst in the area of the Childrens Corner and the South Transept door.
The window will be completely removed and taken to HWG’s workshop to be renovated and the stonework will be repaired and replaced. The work is planned to take up to mid/late November and represents another, once in a generation restoration. We are greatly indebted to all those who have left us legacies over the years and to those who generously donate to secure the future of the church building for future generations.
The Friends of Christ church have ensured John Plaister’s work and legacy is remembered by donating £2,000 towards the cost of this renovation. You can view details of many of those who have contributed both time and money to the maintenance and future of the church in our searchable on-line database http://www.christchurchswindon.co.uk/memorial.php