At the end of 2017, St Stephen’s Church decided to raise funds to repair, preserve, conserve and protect its William Morris-designed windows for future generations to enjoy. A total of £85,000 was required for this ambitious initiative.
The repairs were carried out by Holy Well Glass, a firm that has conducted similar prestigious restoration projects at Winchester, Exeter, Wells and Worcester Cathedrals.
In February 2019, the unique ‘Tree of Jesse’ window was removed by Holy Well Glass and taken to the firm’s headquarters in Wells. The window returned to Guernsey in August of the same year; at which time the other necessary repairs were made to the other William Morris windows in the church.
Thanks to all who supported this important project, which has allowed a Guernsey treasure to be showcased to visitors from around the world.