Experience St Etheldreda's in
The East Window
The East Window (1952) is generally regarded as Nuttgens’ finest work, one of the few in which he ‘let his imagination take command and soar’. On a bright day, the space above the altar seems to shimmer with the vibration of red and gold against blue and green stained glass. Even on the dullest days of a London winter, the window gives the worshipper or visitor the overwhelming sense of being in a powerful and sacred space. Read More!
Our Heritage Vision
Following on from the 3D Tour & Model we created for St Etheldreda's, we were appointed to carry out measured survey work & rectified photographic survey work combining photography with laser scan data. View the West Window!
The West Window
In 1964, Blakeman added a west window depicting Catholic suffering during the Reformation. Here three Carthusian monks who together with two other priests were put to death for refusing to acknowledge Henry Vlll as head of the Church have been shown in the centre of the window, while Christ triumphant hangs on the Cross above the Tyburn Gallows. On the right, episodes from Christ’s Passion echo parallel scenes of the suffering of the Martyrs for their faith. The arms of the donors have been placed at the base. The window has considerable impact. On leaving the chapel, congregation and visitors alike face the five martyrs, while the wide-spread arms of Christ, against a crimson crucifix, stretch out above.
The persecution of Catholics in Elizabethan England intensified. Statues along each side of the Upper Church testify to the men and women of the district who stayed loyal to their ancient faith and who became martyrs. Read More!