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Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Chichester Cathedral

Just before Christmas I visited Chichester with its wonderful Cathedral. The building of the Cathedral began in 1076 and was completed in 1108, although much has been added since.

Within the Cathedral there is some extraordinary  art work.

 This is the Piper tapestry, designed by John Piper on the theme of the Holy Trinity. It was woven in France.

 The Chagall window is based on the Psalm: 'O praise God in his holiness.........let everything that has breath praise the Lord.''
 This is known as the Anglo-German tapestry. Designed by Ursula Benker-Schirmer it shows the joy of creation and the Glory and Light that Christ brought to the world. The centre panel was woven in Germany and the two side panels in West Dean College near Chichester.

 There is also a painting by Graham Sutherland entitled 'Do not hold me' showing Christ appearing to Mary Magdelene on the first Easter morning.


  1. Wow! All incredible, but that Chagall stained glass is breathtaking! :-)

  2. I never associate bright colours with churches, but there is a lot of colour within this one. The tapestries are exquisite.

  3. Oh My Goodness---how gorgeous. Love that old cathedral.. The tapestry is absolutely tremendous... WOW!! And that stained glass window is beautiful also.. OH--what I'd give to see that cathedral.

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. What a beautiful place. Thank you for sharing :)

  5. I just love the Chagall window. All the artwork is so colorful and in such a contrast to the old materials used in the cathedral.

  6. Magnificent shots of this amazing cathedral.

  7. Beautiful from in and outside !

  8. The interior is stunning .. especially that magnificent Chagall window.

  9. Gorgeous cathedral and amazing paintings! Just glory!

  10. Awe inspiring art and architecture and history of course.


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