Friday, 28 November 2014

St Nicholas Church Kidbrooke

Back in 2005 the Reverend Tim Linkens invited me to his warm and welcoming congregation to discuss ideas for 2 windows at either side of the alter. The main ideas coming forward were 'not figurative but simple and geometric'. From this I took the medieval, repeat glazing pattern as the central idea with it's aim of not distracting but providing a calm backdrop to aid contemplation (although these patterns could also be highly complex and quite ingenious!). In the centre of the main pattern a representation of three gold coins was used in reference to an act of kindness and charity in the life of St Nicholas.

Rear view of St Nicholas before installation.
Existing mural between the 2 windows. 

Narrowing down the design from a range of options.
Leading up.
Cementing - a mucky business!

Detail showing handmade glasses.

Panels installed
Nothing wasted - new life for the small fanlights - they are adapted and head to Malta for a circular window in a barn conversion!

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