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Baptistery Window

‘A staggering design and to my mind a masterpiece.’

Described by Spence as a masterpiece the Baptistery Window is made of 198 brightly coloured glass panels and measures 26 metres high.

The artist John Piper was asked to design the stained glass. His view was that with 198 small areas of window to fill, the glass needed dazzling colour and an abstract pattern to create unity.

Working with glassmaker Patrick Reyntiens, he created the window from thousands of differently-sized pieces of glass to visually vary the space and rest the eye.


Directions and accessibility
Wheelchair accessible

Level access from the main Cathedral nave.

Wheelchair accessible

Assistance dogs are welcome.


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