Friday, 9 March 2018

Modern stained glass

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral holds some wonderful stained glass, designed by the celebrated artists John Piper and Patrick Reyntiens (who also worked together on glass for Coventry Cathedral). The central circular lantern above the altar is particularly breathtaking, designed in three colours: red, blue and yellow, to represent the Trinity.

There are many panels of stained glass between the side chapels and within them too.

Traditional or modern, stained glass always appeals to me. The light patterns made when the sun shines through are sublime. Not much of that on the day I visited though. It was snowing, on and off, outside!

There are also some stained glass (or resin) panels outside the cathedral, lending some colour to the predominantly white concrete and Portland stone building.


  1. Great artistic work!
    Looks great!

  2. Have just been back to take in your Liverpool trip Jenny, the Terracotta warriors must have been brilliant to see. The Cathedral in last post, although not your favourite, is incredibly impressive as you walk through those doors. Interesting that the glass artists worked on your beloved Coventry Cathedral too.


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