Sunday, May 24, 2015

Photo essay: Window tour

The stained glass windows at St Paul's were created by a famous glass studio, Judson Studios of Pasadena. There's a handy booklet with photos, describing each window, which you can pick up in the porch.  It's worth a walk round with a pair of binoculars to take a look (and don't forget the windows in the chapel, the spectacular window in the south transept, and the clerestory.)  Dean Penny took a group round this morning, particularly focussing on the Pauline windows in the nave that highlight events in the life of St Paul, accompanied by relevant readings from Acts.

Here are some photos.
Checking out the windows on the North side, at the beginning of Paul's journey

Meeting a rather grim King
Taking a closer look--there are scripture citations under most medallions 

Paul makes it to Greece

Dean Penny reads the relevant scripture
On the South aisle, Paul has a visit from the Holy Spirit
Looking at the details
That's Elizabeth I and Thomas Cranmer up in the clerestory

Crane your neck back to take a look at the saints along the clerestory at the top of the nave

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