Windows suffer from wear and tear

By Toby Leigh in Local People

Stained glass expert Andrew Johnson has been back in action in Totnes repairing yet another window in St Mary’s Church.

Last January Mr Johnson, who is also a working priest, carried out repairs to the churches main stained glass windows which had been damaged over the years by stone throwing vandal attacks.

Last week he was taking out the windows to the church’s Parvise Room above the church porch before taking them back to his Exeter workshop to repair them.

The windows will be boarded up for the next few weeks until he returns to replace them.

The damage to these windows had nothing to do with vandals but were the result of wear and tear over the years, explained churchwarden Martin Harvey.

The windows had deteriorated so much that they were letting water in to the room behind which was once used as a 17th Century library and is now a store room.

The work is going to cost around £3,500, he explained.

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