LETTERS: Lay and clerical discord over Pugin window

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From The Rev Eric Woods

Sir: I write with the exciting news that Sherborne Abbey's 1995 A. W. N. Pugin award for sheer effrontery has been awarded to Peter Cormack (letter, 26 July).

At the recent consistory court, Mr Cormack represented the Council for the Care of Churches (CCC) in opposing our petition to remove the existing west window. Now, as then, he is unable to explain why the CCC (the "experts") gave our project every encouragement for six years and then, unaccountably, entered an objection at the very last moment.

The whole thing stinks, but for once the poor ignorant clergy smell of roses.

Yours faithfully,

Eric Woods

Vicar of Sherborne

Sherborne Abbey,

Sherborne, Dorset