St Agnes Church To Get First Of New Stained Glass Windows

St Agnes Church

St Agnes Church

It’s hoped that the first of two, new stained-glass windows will be installed in St Agnes Church sometime next month.

St Mary’s artist Oriel Hicks is creating them.

The work has been planned for a number of years following a suggestion from Prince Charles. Oriel says the recent change of chaplains has meant that it has, “gone back to square one” but Canon Miller has been keen to proceed.

Paul Miller says the frame has been completed by Steve Harding and he hopes that the window will be on display in time for viewing by seasonal visitors who contributed towards it.

Oriel says she has been given a free hand with the three-panelled design, which features the island’s lighthouse. It looks out onto the seaward side and Oriel has used light coloured glass to make the most of the view.

She has used darker glass at the bottom of the window, to mask an old roof in the distance.

The work will be of interest to many Five Island School pupils. From the 18th of March, children from each base will be studying the stained glass windows of their own island churches. They’ll then create their own ‘window’ in fabric, inspired by parables from the bible.

The project has been funded by the Archbishop’s Fund for Mission through the Diocese and the Parochial Church Council.

Canon Miller says the results of this “very exciting project” will be displayed in the island churches and in Truro Cathedral.