A new stained glass window was unveiled at the school this morning in a Mass celebrated by Mgr Bernard Massey.
St Joseph and St Teresa’s School was delighted to accept the beautiful gift of the stained glass window designed and crafted by Edgar Phillips.
Edgar is a free-lance artist and designer who specialises in new commissions of stained glass, sculpture and lighting. Edgar currently lives in Wells and is a parent of one of the pupils at the school. The stained glass window which was installed today is a culmination of months of preparation and hard work by Edgar. The children were involved through the design of foliage pieces and the figures of St Teresa and St Joseph were based on the art of William Morris. Edgar used hand blown glass and the assembly of the piece itself took over 6 weeks.
The school is grateful for the generosity of Edgar for creating a beautiful piece of art which would normally cost over £24,000. The whole school community feel that this window is a legacy which will endure the test of time and is a fantastic gift for the school.
Listen to Head Teacher Angela Nolan and Edgar Phillips speaking with Phil Gibbons from cliftondiocese.com
To learn more about Edgar’s work please visit; www.ejbp.co.uk
Head Teacher Angela Nolan, Rev Philip Thomas, Rev Bernard Massey and Edgar Phillips in front of the window with some children from the school