Home/Stay Informed/All Diocesan Articles

All Diocesan Articles



Restored Stained Glass Windows Return to St. Edward the Confessor Church

Posted on July 11, 2020 in: News

Restored Stained Glass Windows Return to St. Edward the Confessor Church

St. Edward the Confessor Church in Stafford Springs recently re-installed several restored stained glass windows that adorn its church building.  

Bovard Stained Glass Studio performed the work, which included the full restoration of the stained glass windows on the front façade of the church, which had become bulged and the glass cracked from deterioration over 80 years. The stained glass was removed from the church back in February and returned to Bovard’s Studio for repair (stained glass cannot be worked on on-site due to lead contamination issues). 

Unlike many small local studios, Bovard Stained Glass Studio has a full woodworking shop and addressed any damaged sections of the exterior wood frames. St Edward’s wood frames had become damaged prematurely because the protective glass had been installed incorrectly (completely sealed), which lead to moisture buildup. The moisture was trapped and caused some minor wood rot and premature paint failure.

Bovard Stained Glass also restored the stained glass windows at St Michael’s Church in Pawcatuck.

Below is a photo of the windows of St. Edward the Confessor sealed off in the winter while the work was being done. 

Bookmark and Share  

Signup for Weekly Newsletter

    Annual Catholic Appeal

    Our ACA supported ministries rely on your continued support during this difficult time.
    Thank you so much. 




    Recently Added Galleries
    Click to view album: Blessing of the Fleet
    Click to view album: Mass of Ordination for Father Michael Bovino
    Click to view album: Rite of Election 2020
    Click to view album: Consecrated Life Mass
    Latest Articles
    Faith Sparks: Positive Aspects of Technology Can Enhance Spirituality
    New England Faith Forum 2020 Goes Virtual
    Cargill Knights of Columbus Council 64 Celebrates 128 Years of Service
    Bishop Blesses Local Fishermen And Their Boats
    Hope & Faith Video - National Catholic Partnership on Disability Statement on Racism
    A Notice About the New School Year
    Thank You to Catholic Charities 15th Annual Golf Tournament Sponsors!
    Memory Page Established to Support Grieving Families

    Annual Fundraiser

    Your 100% tax deductible gift will help us continue to bring the gospel message and the news of the diocese to the faithful throughout eastern Connecticut and the world. Your generosity helps defray the production costs of our print, online, and email newsletter editions of the Four County Catholic, as well as enhancing our Social Media presence. 

    For those who would rather mail their gift click here.

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich
    201 Broadway
    Norwich, CT 06360-4328
    Phone: 860-887-9294