max temp: 20°C

min temp: 14°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Bury St Edmunds: Cathedral window will be painstakingly repaired after traffic cone thrown at it

19:30 28 April 2014

One of the stained glass windows at St Edmunds Cathedral in Bury has been smashed. Sarah Friswell looks at the damage.

One of the stained glass windows at St Edmunds Cathedral in Bury has been smashed. Sarah Friswell looks at the damage.


Painstaking work to restore a Victorian stained glass window is set to begin – at an estimated cost of around £5,000.

One of the stained glass windows at St Edmunds Cathedral in Bury has been smashed.One of the stained glass windows at St Edmunds Cathedral in Bury has been smashed.

The window in St Edmundsbury Cathedral on the south side of the knave was broken when vandals threw a traffic cone at it, leaving a six inch hole.

The cathedral’s PR manger, Sarah Friswell, said a specialist stained glass company had now assessed the damage, which would take between £2,000 and £5,000 to put right.

She said: “There isn’t a huge amount of damage but because it involves glass and leading, the work is painstaking and the repair costs are quite considerable.

“We haven’t got all of the bits from where it was broken so the repair will have to be done with modern glass instead of Victorian.

“The cost will come out of the cathedral’s normal maintenance funds so we will have to find the money ourselves.”

Ms Friswell said she could not remember any of the cathedral’s stained glass being broken in the past.

She added: “The windows are all stories from the New Testament and that one features the wedding at Cana where Jesus turned the water into wine.

“It is my favourite because of the all the lovely detail it contains.”

The cathedral’s stained glass windows were put in between the late 1800s and the early 1920s.

Anyone with information should call Bury Central Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101.

Mills Meadow Care Home on Fore Street in Framlingham.

The running of Suffolk’s residential care homes has come under fire again as a fourth Care UK centre received a “requires improvement” rating from the Care Quality Commission.

The Desert Rats, more formally known as 7 Infantry Brigade and Headquarters East, will march onto the parade square on Thursday, 30th July to formally recognise reaching Full Operating Capability.

Over 130 soldiers representing the Brigades six units will be on parade in front of an audience of invited guests and dignitaries. The parade will include a Drum Head Service that will be led by the Reverend Philip Bosher, the Brigade Senior Chaplain.  

He will be joined by the Chaplains of the Regiments and Civilian Chaplains to the Military representing four of the worlds faiths. These include: Hindu Chaplain Acharya Krishan Kant Attri, Jewish Chaplain Rabbi Reuven Livingstone, Muslim Chaplain Imman Ali Omar and Sikh Chaplain Mandeep Kaur.

The parade will see an altar created from drums to replicate services held on the front line during World War One. The Brigade Commander will inspect the parade following the service. Music will be provided by the Band of the Royal Armoured Corps.

The Brigade was f

The ceremonial event marked the 7 Infantry Brigade and Headquarters East, nicknamed the Desert Rats, reaching its full operating capability.

Police attend the scene of a major incident near the train station in Bury st Edmunds on Tuesday 4th August.

Police have arrested three people following a shooting that took place in Bury St Edmunds yesterday evening.

Dhilip Ravichandran in hospital following the collision.

A west Suffolk business is leading a campaign to raise thousands of pounds for urgent medical care for a colleague on the other side of the world whose life is in the balance following a hit and run collision.

Residents in Holland-on-Sea form a working part for flood defences

A ditch and culvert was cleared in a mission to save homes after a number of residents in Keswick Avenue were forced to move out in June when heavy rainfall left them wading around in inches of water.

Police attended to the crash

A driver has suffered minor injuries in a crash with a lorry in Wrentham this morning.

Boxted Cricket Club have been asked to move out of the nearby club house. They know have to resort to using a garage. Pictured is Chairman Tim Berry.

A parish council has declined to comment on claims it has evicted a cricket club from its home of more than 30 years.

Crews attended the fire

Firefighters were called to a fire at a workshop in Gosfield, near Halstead.

ITFC's Tommy Smith and young fan Max Hindle with the picture they painted on Bergholt Ward at Ipswich Hospital.

Ipswich Town players took time out from preparing for the start of the new football season by visiting sick children yesterday.

New homes could be built in Great Blakenham

More homes could be coming to a village in mid Suffolk as planning officers have recommended approval for the construction of 23 properties.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages