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A new east window

Thomas Denny starts work

Thomas Denny – the artist and stained glass designer – has reached a key stage in work on a bold new east window for St John’s. More news about the whole project can be found on a separate website here

The main photo shows Thomas Denny holding up a sheet of glass for him to worth with. All the glass has now been cut to size by a team at Salisbury Cathedral, and having completed the etching of the design onto each of the glass panels,  he is now starting to paint.

Thomas Denny’s design

The appeal launched last year to raise £228,000 for the whole project is now just £4,000 short of its target. A final push is to be made by the committee responsible for the project. The new window (which it’s thought would be dedicated sometime in 2024) will replace the current east window in St John’s which has seriously deteriorated over the years. It was installed in 1861 to a design by Charles Clutterbuck. An attempt at a repair by overpainting was made during the 1960s, but was unsuccessful and caused further damage.    

Donors to the appeal are being invited to write dedications for a Memorial Book. A draft will soon be shared online so that everyone can how individual words and stories will create a lasting history of Tisbury.

The current east window

“Most of my windows are in churches, and their themes are scriptural”
Thomas Denny speaks further about his work on his own website here

Thomas Denny examines two newly etched pieces of glass