St John's Great Easter Window replaced
NEARLY two years on from an act of vandalism against St. John's Anglican Church, the window was replaced on Wednesday courtesy of Brisbane Leadlight Service.
The Great Easter Window, which was more than 100 years old at the time, was smashed in 2015 when vandals hurled projectiles which dented the metal protecting the window, eventually penetrating the glass.
The act of vandalism was met with a backlash from the community, as a crucial part of Dalby's history was foolishly damaged.
It has required a costly and extensive repair which consisted of 40 pieces of glass having to be repainted using four differnet types of paint.
Rev Bower said he was happy to have the window replaced and hopes it will survive for another 100 years.
"After three months of repairs, the Great Easter Window has been
repaired and refreshed,”
"Thanks to master artisans Gilbert and Paul from Brisbane Leadlight Service, they have provided us with repairs that possibly exceed the quality of the original.
With a slice of Dalby now restored, St John's Anglican Church can once again showcase one of its most historical windows.