Residents’ Weekend Success

A record number of residents visited the Centre on its first Residents’ Weekend open day, enjoying the opportunity to take a guided tour of St Martin-cum-Gregory, as well as see craftspeople in action. A highlight was the Harry Harvey exhibition, which gave residents the rare opportunity to see cartoons and glass from this famous local glass artist, as well as a documentary film of his twentieth-century work.

Local artists and craftspeople provided displays and demonstrations, whilst many people tried their hands at glass-painting, guided by renowned stained glass artist Helen Whittaker. The stained glass quiz was particularly popular with children, who expertly uncovered the answers from around the church.

Thanks to everyone who participated for making the day such a success!


The Stained Glass Centre Welcomes New Development Officer

The Stained Glass Centre has recently appointed Judith Frost as Development Officer, to implement the Heritage Lottery Funded project ‘Mobilising our Supporters, Empowering our Friends’. Judith will work with volunteers and supporters to launch a new Friends organisation and develop an extended programme of activities, once again making this ancient building accessible to the community after many decades of closure. A new Friends organisation will be launched, and training and internship opportunities will be available.