One Cathedral, Two Shrines: the Restoration of the Shrine of St Amphibalus

This summer, visitors to St Albans Cathedral will have the chance to see the medieval shrine of St Amphibalus restored to its former glory. Located near to the shrine of St Alban, it is the first time in centuries that the Cathedral’s two medieval shrines can be appreciated together in their fully restored grandeur. St... Continue Reading →

All Saints North Street: Stained Glass Window Restoration and Preservation – Part 2

I was very pleased to see my first project update (posted 11.02.2021) was read by so many people directed through from Twitter. It isn't surprising that the on-going restoration of the church's medieval stained glass is of public interest, so as long as these updates keep being favourably received during lockdown, I'll keep them coming. I'm... Continue Reading →

Lost Churches of York: St. Mary-ad-Valvas

A lot of valuable research continues to inform our understanding of settlement and activity in the pre-Conquest city, but generally very little is known about the early churches in the central area of York. In the later 11th century York began to flourish and by c.1100 the number of new ecclesiastical foundations was well on... Continue Reading →

George Pace and the Church of the Holy Redeemer, York

Architect George Pace (d.1975) is particularly well known for his practise in York and many contributions to the city’s ecclesiastical buildings. Further renown for his individual designs, approach to contemporary building practise and also for his work as a cathedral surveyor, Pace and his workshop made their mark on numerous buildings, not all ecclesiastical, across... Continue Reading →

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