Historical glass vandalised at church

PUBLISHED: 11:18 14 February 2007 | UPDATED: 14:59 12 May 2010

The Rev Colin Price looks at the damage - 2195DW

The Rev Colin Price looks at the damage - 2195DW

VANDALS have smashed panes of historical glass at a church - an act that has left the minister and his wife shocked. The panes were originally installed in the Guilden Morden Congregational Church in Pound Green, when the chapel was built in 1841. The Re

VANDALS have smashed panes of historical glass at a church - an act that has left the minister and his wife shocked.

The panes were originally installed in the Guilden Morden Congregational Church in Pound Green, when the chapel was built in 1841.

The Rev Colin Price, who has been the church's minister for 15 years said: "We all felt very saddened. I have been with the church for many years and nothing like this has ever happened before. I really can't understand why someone would do this. What does it prove?"

The incident happened last Thursday at around 2pm.

The vandals made their way along the side of the church, where they smashed the bottom panes of four of the church's windows.

Church secretary Val Price said: "There was glass everywhere. Nineteen panes were smashed, with the damages amounting to a cost of £468. It's such a shame because the glass was very old and it can't be replaced.

"Couldn't they find something else to do? We are more hurt than angry - it came as a big shock."

On Sunday the church's service went ahead, although Rev Price described it as very breezy.

Mr Price added: "It is difficult to understand the mentality of such a meaningless attack of vandalism, on the church and the village. Why anyone would do this is beyond me."

The vandalism follows a similar incident at Guilden Morden's other church, St Mary's, where vandals also left four windows smashed.

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