Lunchtime Lecture on Stained Glass: Saturday, 20 April | 12.30pm

All are invited to a lunchtime lecture on the Easter series of stained glass windows at Saint Bartholomew’s this Saturday, 20 April at 12.30pm.

Located in the nave, the Easter windows were presented to the church over three Easters throughout the 1870s.  Those at the west end of the church are the work of the O’Connor studio and were presented in 1873.  Their depiction of the role of women in the church served as a tribute to the late wife of vicar Richard Travers Smith.

Easter 1875 and 1876 saw the debut of the windows on the south and north side of the nave, respectively.  These were commissioned by the London firm Heaton, Butler, & Bayne.  They depict foundational events in Christianity, such as the Last Supper shown in the photo above.  Another window illustrates the calling of Saint Bartholomew.

This lecture is free of charge, but donations to the organ restoration fund will be most gratefully received.