South Shields Daily Photo

A collection of images from South Shields and the North of England

Churches and chapels #6.

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Whitburn Parish Church near South Shields

Whitburn Parish Church

Here is the modern recently installed west window  in the ancient parish church at Whitburn village near South Shields. The window was designed and made by the artist Thomas Denny in 2004 and employs many of the techniques used in either the nineteenth or the fifteenth century.

Writing about his window Denny says;

“A ‘golden’ window could be sumptuous and vibrant without becoming excessively dark, the ambers and yellows that flicker through the Victorian glass in the entire aisle could be seen as emanating from the new glass. Technically these colours would be arrived at through the use of silver stain exactly as in the Victorian windows.”

I think you will agree, his work is indeed vibrant. In the enlarged picture you should be able to find figures on the left and a boat and fishes on the right.

Camera details; Pentax K100D, 60mm lens, 1/45 second, f4.5, iso 800


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Written by curly

September 18, 2008 at 12:01 am

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  1. Exquisite!


    September 18, 2008 at 4:33 am

  2. It’s beautiful! And so gratifying to know that there are still artists and artisans willing and able to do wonderful work such as this.


    September 18, 2008 at 4:52 am

  3. It is indeed modern and vibrant.


    September 18, 2008 at 12:43 pm

  4. I really do like this window. You’ve captured it really well Curly.


    September 20, 2008 at 9:56 pm

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