Where to Add Stained Glass Windows to Your Kansas City Church

Posted February 16th, 2019 by ssgadmin
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Do you belong to a church that’s in the middle of remodeling or undergoing renovations? One change you should consider making is adding stained glass windows to your Kansas City church.

Stained glass windows are not only a traditional part of church design, but they also serve a practical purposes as well. Color and texture add visual interest to church interiors while also creating privacy without blocking light. By adding stained glass windows to your church, you can brighten up the interior and create an inviting, welcoming space.

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Stained Glass Restoration Stories: Bethel A.M.E.

Posted February 15th, 2019 by ssgadmin

What Church Stained Glass Restoration Means To A Community

Church stained glass restoration, although sometimes expensive, is critical to the history of American churches of all denominations, breathes new life into congregations and brings absolute joy to parishioners. As such, it is something for churches here in Denver and across the country with stained glass windows to consider, whether those windows are small and simple or majestic and looming.

A Stained Glass Restoration Rich With History

A good example of how enriching stained glass restoration on a church can be is that of the sanctuary restoration of Bethel A.M.E. Church in Huntington in NY. This lovely church has the distinction of being Huntington, NY’s oldest African American church; something that carries with it a very deep-rooted history both of the area and of African American culture within it. This particular program cost about $50,00 and took two years but meant a lot to the parishioners, as they were preserving more than just their windows and culture but paying homage to those bygone parishioners that put so much into their church and their original stained glass windows.

The Deterioration Of The Stained Glass Windows

As you can see from the pictures below the stained glass windows in the sanctuary at Bethel A.M.E. are astounding and still true to the style of the time during their installation in 1924. But, over the years the condition of these once striking stained glass windows had deteriorated and in early 2016, Rev Larry D Jennings decided it was time to do something about their very bad condition; not only because the window truly needed it but because of the historical value and as a respect to the original generosity of those who paid, and likely sacrifice for them to be installed.

Paying For The Church Stained Glass Restoration

Paying for stained glass restoration can be expensive and finding funds a challenge. But, luckily for Bethel A.M.E. a town historian, Robert Hughes sought out grants from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation for $20,000, them the Sacred Sites program of the New York Landmarks Conservancy for $10,000; and finally The Gerry Charitable Trust for $5,000. The remaining costs were covered by donations from the congregation itself. And the results could not be more breathtaking.

Stained Glass Restoration Guide And Pricing

If you have a church here in Denver with aging stained glass, which is likely the case if the glass is over 80 years old, having them restored is a way to breath new life into them and your congregation. Here at Scottish Stained Glass, in Denver, we can help guide you through the process, costs and even fundraising for stained glass restoration as well. Contact us today for more information and for a free consultation/stained glass inspection.


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Guide to Stained Glass Preservation for San Antonio Churches

Posted February 14th, 2019 by ssgadmin
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If you have stained glass windows in your San Antonio church, you may have some questions or concerns about their preservation. Often, stained glass windows in historic churches have been there for quite some time, and therefore current members of the church board and congregation are unfamiliar with how to maintain them for optimal condition. To shed some light on these matters, we’ve provided some guidance on best practices for stained glass preservation for San Antonio churches, temples, and cathedrals.

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Beautiful Churches in Austin with Stained Glass Windows

Posted February 14th, 2019 by ssgadmin
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The city of Austin is known for its vibrant music and entertainment scene. But did you know that it’s also home to some of the most beautiful church stained glass windows? It’s true! People from all over the country visit these stunning churches just for the opportunity to gaze at the incredible detail and evidence of fine craftsmanship shown in the stained glass. For this reason, these churches have become a popular destination for weddings, cultural tours, baptisms, and celebrations.

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5 Ways Stained Glass Restoration Benefits your Dallas Church Congregation

Posted February 6th, 2019 by ssgadmin
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Perhaps your stained glass windows aren’t looking as clear or colorful as they used to. Or maybe the leading is bent out of shape in places and the glass itself is cracked or bulging. Either way, your Dallas church stained glass windows are in need of restoration.

But with all the cost and effort involved, you may be wondering whether or not to go through with the repairs. Is stained glass restoration really worth it? We think so, yes!

If the stained glass is able to be saved, and the glass itself is valuable for historic or sentimental reasons, getting it repaired could very well be worth the investment. Here are some ways that stained glass restoration can benefit your Dallas church congregation.

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