I was told that the windows being re-installed were much in need of repair, being very distorted. For some reason, the windows on the opposite side of the nave are in better shape. A stained glass window needs to be repaired every 80–100 years, apparently. St. Paul’s seems to be right on schedule.
Re-installing the clerestory windows requires a lift inside and one outside. Outside access is probably easier. Inside access involves moving pews and positioning a scissor lift. Moving pews is not, in principle, difficult. I was told that screwing the pews back down often encounteres holes that do not readily hold a screw. (I have personally encountered this problem in the church.)
Next week, the lower windows on the same side of the building will be removed.
The pictures below will give you a sense of the work Williams is doing at the church. Click on a picture to see a larger image.
|Williams Stained Glass Studio truck parked on Mayfair Drive|
|Window in Williams truck ready for installation|
|View of the nave. The window closest to Washington Road remains to be installed.|
|St. Luke window|