We are running a competition for young people aged 8 – 14 to design a new piece of stained glass!
To celebrate Liverpool Cathedral’s Centenary and the craftspeople who helped make it, we are running a competition for young people aged 8 – 14 to design a new piece of stained glass!
The two winning designs (one primary school and one secondary school entry) will be made by glass artist Jonathan Cooke, and will be displayed alongside historic glass from Liverpool Cathedral at the Museum of Liverpool, summer 2024.
Once completed send the form and design to:
Education Department, Liverpool Cathedral, St James’ Mount, Liverpool, L1 7AZ
You can post this or bring it in while you are here.
Any questions email : email@example.com
Closing date: Friday November 17th
Why do churches have stained glass windows?
Stained glass windows serve several purpose in religious buildings. Windows protect the interior of buildings from the elements – rain, wind and cold. Stained glass windows do this but they also tell stories, mostly from the Bible but also stories of people and events special to that church. When many churches were first built, few people could read and write and so the windows helped retell the stories that worshippers would have heard whilst attending services. Here at Liverpool Cathedral as well as Bible stories and people in our windows, we have windows celebrating saints, noble women as well as the people who designed and built this amazing building.
Stained glass windows also allow colour into a building and make it look almost magical at different times of the day.