Competition | 30-06-2022

Competition to design stained glass windows for Bristol church

St Mary Redcliffe church in Bristol, England, is inviting designs for four stained glass windows to replace four that were removed in 2020.

The panels were removed because they commemorated Edward Colston, who was a prominent merchant, Tory Member of Parliament, philanthropist and slave trader in the area in the 17th century.

The new stained glass panels will sit at the base of the North Transept stained glass window, which tells the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10. 25–37). The new designs should reflect the theme of the main window, namely ‘And who is my neighbour?’.

The church is looking for creative and imaginative designs that will work well across the four small panels of glass that run along the bottom of the north transept’s central window. The new design should not be seen in isolation and must sit comfortably within the context of the north transept as a whole.

You do not need to be a stained-glass artist/designer to enter. If the winning design is by a non-stained-glass artist, a stained glass studio will be appointed to work with them.

Designs must be submitted on paper or digitally by the deadline of Sunday 10 July 2022.

More information, images of the window panels, and the application form are available via this link.

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