The Archbishop of York, The Most Revd John Sentamau recently visited the Barley Studios and observed work on the Jesse Memorial Window.
The Window’s Designer, Helen Whittaker said,
The Archbishop of York seemed very interested in the project.
Helen Whittaker has won several awards including a commission through the Stevens Competition run by the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass. Helen is a visiting tutor for the Prince of Wale’s School of Traditional Arts. Her MA thesis was on Jesse Trees.
The Window is being commissioned in Memory of the late Dean Jeremy Winston. Fr Jeremy Winston was Vicar of Abergavenny for 18 years before being appointed Dean of the Cathedral in Newport. He sadly died months after being installed as Dean.
We expect the Window to be installed in the Priory Church in Mid-June and to be dedicated in early July.