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South Quire Aisle Window Inspires Front Door

This fantastic front door belongs to Eva Stuetzenberger's cottage in Avebury. It is based on the window we have at the end of the South Quire Aisle, which was created by Keith New in 1965, and depicts the idea of the Holy Spirit. She commissioned the window from Bristol artist Jude Goss and, as you can see, the results are superb.

Eva, who works for Destination Bristol as Retail Sector Development Manager, said of her window:

"I often visit the Cathedral for a quick break and some time for reflection after meetings at nearby City Hall; usually sitting in the South Choir, admiring the abstract shapes and forms of the window and interpreting them in a different way each time, depending on mood and challenges ahead.

Many of my business ideas or personal thoughts have started taking shape here. Now I have my little bit of Bristol Cathedral and inspiration in my home in Avebury – but still  relish the peace and quiet of the majestic Cathedral on a regular basis."

Keith New studied at the Royal College of Art stained glass department, and was later one of three artists to provide the Nave windows for Coventry Cathedral. Other windows by Keith include: the heraldic windows for the Royal College of Physicians; the rose window of Christ Church, Calgary; and this striking centrepiece for St John the Baptist, Ermine.

Posted on 5th March 2014

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