Windows in Time

By ColourWeaver

Coventry Cathedral West Window

Coventry Cathedral West Window

The entrance to the cathedral is through the "Screen of Saints and Angels" directly opposite the steps that lead up to the old cathedral ruins, which are clearly visible in the reflection from the window. The window is 70 feet high and 45 feet wide and is supported by a bronze framework hung by wires from the roof for added strength.

This unique screen formed part of Sir Basil Spence's first 'vision' for the new cathedral. As he stared out from the ruins of the bombed cathedral, he saw the shape for the new church through a screen of saints. This transparent wall would link the old and new - making each mutually visible from within each other. The glass screen was engraved by John Hutton.

Can you also spot the blipper amongst the saints and angels?

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