Bishop blesses St George's
St George’s College was treated to a visit from the Bishop of Arundel and Brighton as he blessed the stained glass windows in the College Chapel.
The colourful windows were completed over seven years through the support of the college’s Parents' Association, which funded the design and installation.
The windows were designed as a joint venture between the past head of art at the college and Neil Ireson, an internationally-recognised stained glass artist.
Each of the new stained glass windows has its own theme, with the two windows nearest the sanctuary representing knowledge and understanding, while the other eight windows were inspired by the College Prayer.
Father Martin Ashcroft, St George’s College chaplain, said: “It was wonderful to have so many different representatives of the school community, and the creator of the windows Neil Ireson, at the blessing of the windows by Bishop Kieran, particularly as the windows represent the family spirit of the school.”
Bishop Kieran Conry delivered a thought-provoking homily at the service on Wednesday, February 20, that discussed the importance of imagination and its role in creating beautiful artworks.
After delivering his homily, Bishop Kieran blessed each of the windows while the award winning College Chamber Choir performed Be thou my vision.
After the service the Bishop met with all those who were involved in the production , took a tour of the college and met students.