september, 2017

22sep(sep 22)2:30 pm(sep 22)2:30 pmTALK ON THE STAINED GLASS WINDOWS OF ST ANDREWSHow the windows destroyed in the 1941 Blitz were replaced2:30 pm - 3:30 pm The Minster Church of St Andrew, The Minster Church of St Andrew, Royal Parade Plymouth, PL1 2ADArea:City CentreEvent Type:Something's happening,Something to see

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During the Blitz of March 1941 the Church of St Andrew in Plymouth was badly damaged by bombing and all the historic windows were destroyed. In 1957 work began on replacing the first of the stained glass windows. The West Window was designed by the distinguished artist John Piper and assembled by the leading stained glass maker Patrick Reytiens. The window, entitled ‘The Passion of Jesus’, was dedicated to the memory of Viscount Astor, the Lord Mayor of the city during the war.

In 1963 work started on five other stained glass windows at the east end of the church. The final window was finished in 1968. The Central Window depicting the Creation was dedicated to Lady Nancy Astor, MP for Plymouth at the time of the bombing. The other four windows are dedicated to the Virgin Mary, St Catherine, the Holy Trinity and to Music.

The talk by Jack Spence will tell the story of how the beautiful windows were created. Visitors will have the opportunity to examine the stained glass and appreciate the extraordinary skill of the artists.




(Friday) 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


The Minster Church of St Andrew

The Minster Church of St Andrew, Royal Parade Plymouth, PL1 2AD

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