Our Cathedral includes powerful, permanent works by some of the greatest artists of the 20th century, for many of whom this project became deeply personal.
The Swedish windows (1961) are located in the Lady Chapel of the New Cathedral, immediately to the left of the great tapestry. They were the gift of the people of Sweden and made in the country by artist Einar Forseth (1892-1988), who also designed the mosaic floor of the Chapel of Unity. The cost of the Swedish windows was a personal gift from Einar Forseth himself.Read more
The Tablets of the Word, along with the Baptismal font and the greeting set into the floor of the New Cathedral, were all carved by Ralph Beyer (1921 - 2008) and his assistants, most notably Peter Foster. Beyer also carved the foundation stone of the New Cathedral. Born in Berlin, Beyer served in the British Army during WWII. His mother was murdered in Auschwitz.Read more
Frink was just 28 at the time and this was her first major commission. A sculpture that would sit alongside works by major, established artists such as John Piper, Jacob Epstein and Graham Sutherland, would have tested the nerve of many a young artist. Frink held hers, depicting an eagle of strength and courage, not aggression.Read more