Keith Barley awarded an MBE

Congratulations to our trustee, Keith Barley, who has been made an MBE for services to Cultural Restoration and Conservation  in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List! A well-deserved recognition of Keith’s outstanding contribution to the field over more than forty years of pioneering conservation work.

Stained Glass Centre proud to host The Assembled for York Spring Festival

The Stained Glass Centre is proud to host the Assembled on Sunday 3rd May, as part of the York Spring Festival .

The Assembled are a group of experimental, collaborative musicians. They will be performing line/shadow, a series of performances developed specifically for the stunning St Martin-cum-Gregory Church. It presents an amazing opportunity to experience the Centre in a different way, exploring the resonance and light of the space.

For more information you can visit the York Spring Festival website, or download a flyer.

Join us for the Tour de Yorkshire on 2nd May

Join us for the Tour de Yorkshire and a Yorkshire Cream Tea on Saturday 2nd May

BluebikerailingsTDYAs the Tour de Yorkshire passes through York, get a prime viewing spot at The Stained Glass Centre on Micklegate. The peloton is due to pass the Centre twice between 2pm and 4pm, and we will be serving a Yorkshire Cream Tea to keep you going.

The elevated churchyard offers the perfect vantage point for viewing the race and our freshly-brewed tea and homemade fat rascals and scones are guaranteed to get you in the Yorkshire spirit!

The Centre will be open from 1pm to 6pm. From 1 pm until 4 pm entry will be by ticket only, and tickets can be bought by clicking here. Entry will be free after 4pm.

We are offering free entry to all accompanied children and an exclusive discounted ticket for our Friends.

Ticket Prices

Adult: £12 

Friends: £10

Children: FREE

All prices include a Yorkshire Cream Tea

Carols at The Stained Glass Centre

rsz_york_st_martin-cum-gregory_sii_a2_angelFollowing the success of last year’s Christmas carols, we are proud to host carolling  at The Stained Glass Centre,  St Martin cum Gregory, Micklegate. Help us get Christmas week off to a tuneful start by joining us for carols, candle-light and good cheer from 17.45 on Saturday 20 December.

We will be joined by the Acomb Community Choir and David Hull’s team of wonderful hand-bell virtuosi. Mince pies and warming drinks will also be on tap – so come and sing!



The Stained Glass Centre Welcomes its New Friends Community!

Following the Launch of our Friends Community on Saturday, we are pleased to welcome our new friends!

Many new friends attended the launch and we were delighted to see some of our long-standing supporters joining our Friends Community. The Centre was open from mid-morning to allow visitors to see our newly-opened exhibition Light in the North: Modern Glass-painters of York, as well as a short film on the art of stained glass which we have produced in partnership with The Stained Glass Museum, Ely. Our Friends Community was formally launched with a toast to the Stained Glass Centre, following speeches from Peter Brown MBE, Director of York Civic Trust, Sarah Brown, Chairman of Trustees and Director of York Glaziers Trust, and Phil Thomas, Trustee and Church Buildings Officer for the Diocese of York.

Thank you to so many of our supporters and friends for joining us, we look forward to a bright future together!



Light in the North Exhibition

On Saturday, 22 November the Stained Glass Centre launched its first exhibition, Light in the North: Modern Glass-Painters of York, showcasing work by the York artists Harry Stammers (1902-1969), Harry Harvey (1922-2011), Sep Waugh, Ann Sotheran and Helen Whittaker, as well as a rare chance to see a recently-conserved piece by eighteenth-century artist William Peckitt.

The exhibition has been curated and mounted by a volunteer team of History of Art students from the University of York. Also on display are the results of new historical research on the fabric of the church and the parishioners commemorated in it, undertaken by a graduate student archaeologist and interns funded by the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past (IPUP). The exhibition complements the outstanding stained glass in the church itself, underlining the unbroken continuity of glass-painting practice in the city of York.

There will be further opportunities to visit the exhibition, which will be open from 10.00 – 13.00 on Saturdays 29th November, 6th, 13th and 20th December.

A handlist of the artworks featured in the exhibition will shortly be available to download and copies can be bought at the exhibition itself.