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Vandals smash Holt’s church windows

Stained glass windows at St Andrew's Church in Holt were smashed by vandals last week, and the damage has been estimated at thousands of pounds.

The unique window was designed by a well-known English stained glass designer Francis Spear (1902 – 1979) and gifted to the church by the Hales Family in honour of Robert Hales who died in 1931. The window illustrates scenes from the Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer and is admired by many visitors.
Revd Canon Howard Stoker said it was the first time in his 20 years as rector of Holt with High Kelling that the parish church had been subject to an act of vandalism. The cost of repair is likely to be considerable.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police.

The image of Holt church is courtesy of Simon Knott at http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk

This story is based on an article that appeared in the Eastern Daily Press.

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