In Situ Cleaning at Holy Trinity Micklegate, York, Completed

May 2019


Grade I listed Holy Trinity Micklegate, York, contains stained glass of national significance. The Trust were commissioned to survey the windows in the church in January 2019. The building contains stained glass by Charles Eamer Kempe (1837-1907), one of the leading figures in nineteenth and twentieth-century decorative art. The church's east window is regarded as one of Kempe's final works before his death in 1907. Other windows include those of John Ward Knowles (1838-1931) and John Barnett, leading exponents in York (and nationally) of the Gothic Revival style. The church also contains a rather inconspicuous window by George Gaze Pace (1915-1975) and Harry Stammers (1902-1969), representing a collaboration between one of the twentieth-century's most influential British ecclesiastical architects and one of the UK's most important early twentieth-century stained glass artists.   

As part of a first phase of stained glass conservation work in the church, four stained glass windows in the chancel and tower by Kempe, Barnett, Pace and Stammers have been carefully cleaned in situ by conservators from the York Glaziers Trust. 

The church has a fascinating history, incorporating parts of a large medieval priory complex. It has a rich history, and an active and dedicated congregation. For more information on Holy Trinity Micklegate, call in to visit them during their opening hours, or explore their website here.

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