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Topping out of Great South Window

Topping out of Great South Window

In keeping with tradition a bottle of beer was poured on the new stone of the Great South Window by Senior Stonemason Darren McCulloch-Smith at a topping-out ceremony on Friday afternoon (15 September 2017).

Dean of Canterbury, the Very Revd Dr Robert Willis joined Darren on the mobile platform and declared the work on the magnificent window “utterly and absolutely complete” and praised the craftsmanship involved in restoring and conserving the Cathedral as a holy place and a place of community and heritage.

Scaffolding was removed from the window last November. It had been put up seven years previously to enable some of the Cathedral’s oldest stained glass to be removed and the stone taken down and expertly replaced with new limestone to provide a new frame for the beautiful glass.

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