Vandals Smash Stained-Glass Windows of St. Llwchaiarn Church

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: November 10, 2022

A church in Llanllwchaiarn (near Newtown) is facing a "at least" £30,000 bill after unknown vandals smashed six glass-stained windows. The windows of the St. Llwchaiarn church were protected with a wire mesh, but the vandals were still able to break the glass, apparently with iron rods from an old grave. The incident took place between the 8th and 10th of November.

A church near Newtown faces a bill of "at least £30,000" after vandals smashed six glass-stained windows "beyond imagination".


"This was a deliberate attack of a beautiful and well-used church - much loved by the community," commented Reverend Nia Wyn Morris. Morris continues: "How dare people do such damage to a place that offers such love and support and solace to people when they are at their greatest need"


"We will have to board these windows up for future funerals and Christmas. How sad. And what an utter waste of money - this will cost at least £30,000 or more in repair work, " he added. 



The Dyfed-Powys Police was notified and is running an investigation.

According to the newspaper, this is the fourth church to be targeted by vandals in the vicinity in 2022.


“We are aware of it and where we can we will undertake patrols but we’re not in a position to patrol those buildings 24/7," explained the Chief Inspector Lovatt.