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Friday 25 July 2014

The Last Judgement at Fairford


The Wednesday Morning Group had an enjoyable trip this week to Fairford in Gloucestershire, to see the Church of St Mary the Virgin, which has the most complete set of pre-Reformation stained glass windows in England. The church, built in 1499, escaped the ravages of the destroyers and its windows make a beautiful meditation on the Gospels. The West window depicts the Last Judgement - Sir John Betjeman chose the lower half as his luxury item on Desert Island Discs!

Here are Adam and Eve in the Harrowing of Hell:


And here is the group by the porch of the church: