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Stories in Stained Glass

Susie Harries talked about how Stained glass tells stories - not just about saints, but how it has been used to play politics, bribe bishops, recruit soldiers and tell jokes. The most remarkable subjects appear in its panes, from Moses to Mandela, tanks to Tiffany, Burne-Jones's water closet to Churchill's cigar. It is a powerful way to send a  message - not just in churches, but in airports, sports centres, town halls, banks, libraries and shops. This talk will include a look at its stories in our area - our saints and our sinners.

Click here to open a list of examples from Cheshire shown in the lecture and their locations. The list is in pdf format, so you can save it to your computer by right-clicking on the above link and choosing Save Target As from the menu.