Client: Fort Monroe Authority
“The Chapel of the Centurion is named after the Roman Centurion, Cornelius, who was brought to Christianity by Peter. The last religious service by the US Army was held on August 21, 2011. Previously, the Chapel of the Centurion was the Army’s oldest wooden structure in continuous use for religious services. On May 22, 2011, the US Army held a Chapel Decommissioning Service. On September 4, 2011, the chapel re-opened its doors as a civilian church.” – ChapeloftheCenturion.org
The Chapel of the Centurion is located inside the fort walls at Fort Monroe, VA. Lynchburg Stained Glass surveyed the historic stained glass. As a result, recommendations were made for the re-lead restoration of eight historic stained glass windows. Two of the windows recommended for restoration were originally crafted by Tiffany Studios.
The stained glass was carefully removed for re-lead restoration in Fall 2021. Re-lead restoration is the dismantling, cleaning, and reassembly with new lead came. Once the windows are re-lead they are “like new”; ready to service another 100 years. The restored windows were reinstalled in Spring 2022.
Lynchburg Stained Glass also installed protective storm covering on all of the chapel windows, including those which were not removed for restoration. The storm covering features laminated safety glass and a vented aluminum frame to reduce condensation between the covering and the stained glass.
More about the church can be found on the chapel website: http://www.chapelofthecenturion/history.php