Events at The Stained Glass Centre

Spring Lecture

Fig. 1. St Luke’s church, Wallsend, Northumberland (Tyne & Wear): east window, Crucifixion. (c) Neil Moat

Fig. 1. St Luke’s church, Wallsend, Northumberland (Tyne & Wear): east window, Crucifixion. (c) Neil Moat

The 2014 spring lecture will take place on at 7.30 pm on Thursday 22 May, at St Martin-cum-Gregory, Micklegate, York. The lecture, entitled ‘“He is not Here …”: First World War memorial stained glass and the fragile art of remembrance’, will be given by Dr Neil Moat, independent scholar, lecturer and author.

The Stained Glass Centre’s contribution to the commemorations of the start of the Great War is an illustrated lecture by one of Britain’s leading scholars in nineteenth-century stained-glass studies. Dr Neil Moat has been a member of the Victorian Society for over twenty-five years, and in that time has gained a reputation as a historian and lecturer on Victorian and Arts & Crafts churches, stained glass, and decorative arts in the north-east of England. He has served on various diocesan advisory committees, has recently joined the Church Buildings Council, and is Secretary to the Glaziers Trust.

Tickets £6 (£5 concessions) are available on the door. Doors open at 7pm. Refreshments will be available.

Walking Tours

The Stained Glass Centre is delighted to offer two guided tours of churches in the centre of York, examining the wealth of medieval, Victorian and modern stained glass in this city. Each tour will be led by our expert guides, beginning at 6.15 pm and lasting for around one and a half hours.

Wednesday 18 June: St Martin-cum-Gregory and Holy Trinity, Micklegate. Meet at St Martin-cum-Gregory.
Wednesday 16 July: St Denys, Walmgate.

The cost of each walk will be £6. Please note that a donation will be made to each church’s funds. To reserve a place, please email


The Stained Glass Centre is offering four workshop days this summer, which will be led by Ann Sotheran, a fellow of the British Society of Master Glass Painters, who has over twenty-five years of experience in designing and making stained glass. Two different workshops are available, and each workshop is self-contained.

Saturday 7 June 2014: glass-painting
Saturday 21 June 2014: glass-painting
Sunday 22 June 2014: leading and glazing
Saturday 28 June 2014: leading and glazing
The workshops run from 10.30am to 4.30pm and cost £60, which includes all materials and use of tools and equipment.

Glass Painting

In this one-day workshop you will be introduced to basic techniques of painting on glass, as used by artists from the medieval period to the present day. With our expert tuition you will practise using different brushes to produce different effects, and by the end of the day you will produce a painted piece to be fired. If you also attend a glazing day, you will be able to incorporate your painted piece into a leaded panel.

Leading and Glazing

In this one-day workshop you will learn the basic techniques of cutting coloured glass to shape, leading, and soldering the pieces to produce a simple but charming piece of stained glass. If you have previously attending a painting day you will also be able to incorporate your painted piece into a leaded panel.

Numbers are limited to ten at each workshop. To book a place, or for more information, please visit the Stained Glass Centre’s website, or email

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