‘Stunning’ New Window Installed In St Agnes Church

St Agnes church windowSt Agnes churchgoers have attended the first service with their brand-new stained glass window in place.

The fundraising for the work began after Prince Charles said he didn’t like the appearance of the plain glass, rectangular church windows during his 2005 visit.

Locals sent an estimate for the work to the Duchy but when they didn’t hear anything back, Jimmy Paget-Brown got together with islanders to raise cash with postcards and a treasure trail map.

Oriel Hicks has designed and produced a new middle window, which faces north over the Periglis moorings.

The window features an image of St Agnes lighthouse and one corner of the glass has been left clear, so the congregation can see out over the water to Guinea Money Carn.

Canon Paul Miller says he’s very pleased with the finished window and thinks it’s even more stunning in place than it was on paper.

And he says he’s impressed that a small community like ours can design and install such a specialist and beautiful piece of art, with the whole community pulling together to arrange the funding.

The window has already attracted more than twenty comments in the visitors’ book, from places as far apart as Nottingham and Nantes. Regular visitor Maureen Taylor from Cornwall has written a ‘thank you’ to Oriel in the book.

The plan is to add another window, which may feature the islands’ lifeboat gig, and there’ll be new frames to match the latest installation. Jimmy says there’s already enough money to fund that work.

Canon Miller says there will be a dedication service on the evening of Thursday 11th July.



2 Responses to ‘Stunning’ New Window Installed In St Agnes Church

  1. Happy Chappy. May 14, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    So Prince Charles says he does not like something. So all and sundry leap around to raise the funds because, as usual, the Duchy hearing aid has flat batteries.
    The sooner the Duchy is abolished and the lands returned to the people, the better.
    Oriel Hicks work is a real credit to her.

  2. Lindsay Sawyer May 14, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Brian and I went to look at the new window on Saturday night when we were on St Agnes for supper. In the evening light it is absolutely breathtaking, the photograph does not do it justice. It is SO worth a visit!