29 May 2013 - 03:20
New Stained Glass Windows for Westminster Abbey


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New Stained Glass Windows - Westminster Abbey

New Stained Glass Windows – Westminster Abbey

To commemorate Her Majesty, The Queen’s upcoming 60th coronation anniversary on June the 2nd, the church where she was crowned, Westminster Abbey, has had two new stained glass windows commissioned and installed.

The official Facebook page for Westminster Abbey posted yesterday, the following description along with a set of photos of the new windows:

Two new stained glass windows are being installed in Westminster Abbey’s magnificent Lady Chapel. The panels will be in place in time for the service marking the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of HM The Queen in the Abbey on 4th June 2013.

The windows themselves were the brain child of artist Hughie O’Donoghue and stained glass artist Helen Whittaker according to the Facebook photo descriptions.

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Westminster Abbey’s Lady Chapel is the home for the windows; the chapel itself was commissioned at the expense of His Majesty King Henry VII in 1503 though according to the Westminster Abbey website the names of the masons who built the structure are unknown. A number of monarchs have been buried in the chapel including Queen Elizabeth I who is alongside her half sister Mary I.

To find out more about the Lady Chapel or the events that Westminster Abbey will be hosting to celebrate The Queen’s coronation anniversary see the official website for Westminster Abbey.

Photo source/credit: Westminster Abbey on Facebook



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