Today, Tue 16th July Open 10:00am–4:00pm
The New Cathedral closed to visitors due to Graduations today
General visiting times for the New Cathedral & Ruins Mon-Sat 10:00am–4:00pm
Sun 12:00pm–3:30pm
These opening times apply to the New Cathedral & Ruins. Other Cathedral locations' times differ.

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Our artworks

Powerful, personal statements

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.

Take a look at just some of our casket of treasures below, we recommend purchasing our Guidebook for a deeper dive into our artwork or why not book a tour with one of our knowledgeable tour guides?

Explore our works of art

Swedish Windows, by Einar Forseth

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.

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Baptistery Window, by John Piper

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

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West Screen by John Hutton

The West Screen is located at the entrance of the New Cathedral. Designed and hand engraved by John Hutton (1906 - 1978) over 10 years and features 66 figures depicting saints and angels.

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Tablets of the Word, by Ralph Beyer

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.

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Lectern Eagle, by Elisabeth Frink

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.

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Christ in Glory, by Graham Sutherland

Located in the Lady Chapel 'Christ in Glory in the Tetramorph' dominates the view along the cathedral nave. Designed by artist Graham Sutherland, the tapestry depicts the risen Christ in the glory of God in Heaven. The design and creation of the Tapestry was an immense challenge and preoccupied Sutherland for nearly a decade.

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High Altar Cross by Geoffrey Clarke

The seven-metre-long altar, does not look like a cross - perhaps more like a tree or bird - created by artist Geoffrey Clarke - leads us to new spiritual places with the gnarled shape inspired by and holding the original Cross of Nails, which was made from three medieval roof nails that were found in the rubble of the old Cathedral after the Blitz.

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