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St Mary’s Beauchamp Chapel Awarded £40,000 Grant for Repairs

The Beauchamp Chapel, St Mary’s, Warwick, has been awarded a grant from the National Churches Trust. The chapel, which boasts a glazing scheme understood to be the most expensive carried out in England in the fifteenth century, will receive a … Continue reading

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Rowan LeCompte

We are saddened to report the passing of renowned stained-glass artist Rowan LeCompte. Rowan LeCompte had over 70 years of stained-glass experience, and designed and installed more than 45 windows for the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, his first commission … Continue reading

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British CVMA Essex Update

Christopher Parkinson reports on his project to photograph all the stained glass of Essex for the British CVMA. The project was inspired by Kerry Ayre, author of Medieval English Figurative Roundels (CVMA (GB), Summary Catalogue 6, Oxford, 2002), who was … Continue reading

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Jean Chastellain Window for Sale in New York

Roger Rosewell reports. A large three-section panel of 16th-century stained glass depicting the Adoration of the Magi by the famous French painter Jean Chastellain and his workshop is among the highlights of a selling exhibition of medieval art which opens … Continue reading

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Medieval Rood Screens in East Anglia

A pilot project organized by the Church of England and the Hamilton Kerr Institute (University of Cambridge) to create a conservation plan for the 400 medieval painted rood screens in East Anglia has received £40,000 from the Headley Trust. The … Continue reading

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British Museum Buys Medieval Silver Chalice

The Lacock Cup, an exceptional medieval silver chalice, has been acquired by the British Museum for £1.3m. The cup is unmarked, but has been dated by its style to around 1429 and was probably produced in London. The cup began … Continue reading

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News from the Stained Glass Museum, Ely

The Geoffrey Clarke Appeal After launching an appeal in May 2013, the Stained Glass Museum has successfully raised £15,000 to purchase four unique modern stained-glass panels from the studio of Geoffrey Clarke, RA (b.1924). The four panels, acquired by the … Continue reading

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Heritage Skills Bursaries

Lincolnshire County Council and Lincoln Cathedral have been granted extra funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and are able to offer six bursaries in heritage brickwork, glazing, stonemasonry, joinery, and leadwork (two bursaries). Training will be at Lincoln Cathedral and … Continue reading

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The Stained Glass Centre Wins Heritage Lottery Support

The Stained Glass Centre, based in the retired historic church of St Martin-cum-Gregory in York’s busy Micklegate, has secured £8,600 from the United Kingdom’s Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a project called ‘Mobilising our Supporters, Empowering our Friends’. The project … Continue reading

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Dictionary of Medieval Latin completed!

The British Academy has published the final part of its monumental Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources, which contains more than 58,000 entries in nearly 4,000 pages.  The dictionary, the most comprehensive study ever produced of Latin in medieval … Continue reading

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