Couleurlive Studio - stained glass design for sites of worship
St James' Church, Ryhill, West Yorkshire
South window, St James, Son of Zebedee, the Great
To refer to the theme of Compostella’s pilgrimage, I have chosen to present St James as he is humbly depicted in iconography with modest vestments and posture. His body is positioned and shaped in order to suggest the journey of his body in the boat that landed in Compostella (as the tradition explains).
North window, Our Lady of Walsingham
Richeldis de Faverches, a Saxon noble woman, Lady of the Manor, in Walsingham had a vision that was repeated three times according to the legends. One was in her sleep. “The vision was that the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to her and carried her in spirit to Nazareth. There, Our Lady showed her the little house where the annunciation took place, and directed her to construct an exact copy.” “The materials given to Richeldis were finally constructed miraculously one night into the Holy house, while she kept a vigil of prayers” “In confirmation of this vision, a spring of water suddenly appeared at Richeldis feet...