Bill's Lecture - Arley
Now the last five frames and we're off. I'm taking you down to Arley. Because something caught my eye in Arley church. In the Lady Chapel there's a beautiful window - The Good Shepherd, The Prodigal Son, The Good Samaritan and Christ blessing with the children. But itís only the two in the centre that I'm interested in. Because they were misplaced somehow, either in the leading the put the inscription wrong because that should have been there and that one should have been there. And I'm certain of it. They're wrongly placed. It may have been when they were fixing it, the fixers put them in the wrong order.
That's the Prodigal Son and here is the Good Samaritan.
Now why, why are they wrong? As you look at them and read the inscription underneath 'Father I have sinned, go and do thou likewise'.
You don't need to tell me that that should never appear in a church on a window. Now if they had been the other way round about no one would have read it as one sentence. Father I have sinned, go and do thou likewise.
Well, I think that lets me out, I hope I've entertained you, given you something to think about.
This was the end of the Talk to the Society of Glass Technology.
There was one question:
Where do you get your
coloured glass from when you are not painting it yourself, or is it all
stained by yourself?