Tagged: PATRICK REYNTIENS

Visits- Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral- William Mitchell and John Piper.

I like a good Cathedral and I am lucky that less than 10 miles away I have two to look at!

Last month I visited Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral as they have so much William Mitchell goodness on the outside, it is made of concrete and has some very impressive glass work on the inside. All of my favourite things. I must have been in countless times and each time I see something else that I have missed. It was only a quick passing trip as it was closing soon but I saw all of this;

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You can read more about William Mitchell’s pieces for the cathedral here;

http://www.william-mitchell.com/liverpool.htm– accessed 30th May 2017

Inside is a right treat and you are greeted with beautiful stained glass windows that throw coloured light everywhere. You can’t stop looking at them.

From searching I found the best thing I think I have ever seen, a film showing footage of John Piper and Patrick Reyntiens who were commissioned to design and make the stained glass windows for the Cathedral.

It is just lovely and I fell into a trance watching it.

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The Cathedral is celebrating its Golden Jubilee this year and you can find out more about the events they have planned HERE.

You can read more about John Piper HERE, Patrick Reyntiens HERE and in the autumn there is an exhibition of John Pipers work at Tate Liverpool which you can read about HERE. Exciting.

All websites and links accessed 30th May 2017.

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