Ecclesiastical / Places of worship
Stained glass windows have been a prominent and very important element of churches for many centuries, creating a striking visual display. Historically they had an important function in helping worshippers, who were often illiterate, to understand the stories of the Bible. Churches were known to be a hub of learning and the colours of the glass were often used to represent different aspects of the bible, such as the blood of Christ.
Even today, stained glass windows still play an important role in enhancing the experience and general understanding of worshippers, as well as providing a beautiful spectacle. Many other places of worship, including mosques, also focus on the interior beauty of a building and feature stained glass within their architecture.
We have extensive experience in creating beautiful stained glass windows for a variety of different churches, cathedrals and other places of worship. We are fully conversant with the process of creating a replacement window using the original designs. As we gain a stronger local and online presence, our client base continues to grow. Below you will find some photographs and detailed examples of our work in religious buildings:
St Ethelburga’s, Bishopsgate, London
When St Ethelburga’s was being rebuilt following extensive bomb damage in 1993, Martin was called in to replace any broken glass in the original existing frames. He was also asked to create a new window for the front entrance using hand blown glass to replace the original windows, and to glaze into the re-used original stonework.
Local churches in Enfield and North London
Due to repeated break-ins at local churches in Enfield, Martin stepped in to piece together broken glass and regain the shapes and patterns required. Once the shape needed was obtained, some pieces were ready for painting by specialist glass-painters. Other panels (not requiring painting) were replaced by Martin using matching glass and colours and then glazed back into the openings.