Window installation..Done!!

St Peter's Church, Peterston-super-ely, Nr Cardiff
St Peter’s Church, Peterston-super-ely, Nr Cardiff

A wonderfully sunny thursday saw the installation of two windows I recently completed  for this church in Peterston-super-ely. 

It has the distinction of being a rather lovely parish church featured in several episodes of  ‘Gavin and Stacey’ (There’s even a poster advertising a Gavin and Stacey bus tour in the porch!)  Of the two windows one, The Good Samaritan is all my work and the other, (I call it the ‘Foxglove Window’) was designed by Delyth Evans and made in my studio. Delyth and I had several collaborative sessions in the studio to ensure the process of making was true to Delyth’s vision for the window and she did a lot of the glass painting herself.  I collaborated with myself on the Good Samaritan window and had several conversations with myself whilst  making it, but most of the time I managed to ignore myself and just get on with it.

The talented Alun (Adams) and Colin (Telford) were on hand to fit the windows, aided by myself and Delyth Evans and our respective  partners, Carwyn (Phillips) and Dave (Llewellyn). Wondrous window fitting ensued,  ending up with both windows in and ready to be mortared in the following day, much to my delight.

 Well done and thanks to all,  and thanks to all the church members, donors and wardens alike who popped in throughout the day to offer encouragement and drinks!

Gallery 1:  Good Samaritan Window Installation

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Gallery 2: Foxglove Window Installation

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Author: Rachel Phillips Glass

I am a stained glass artist living and working in the beautiful Preseli hills of West Wales. I've chosen glass as my creative medium for its unparallelled intensity of light and colour. I specialise in traditional glass painting and work mainly to commission in the creation of new work for churches, private and public buildings in the form of windows or some other architectural application. I also make smaller scale bespoke glass pieces using traditional stained glass techniques such as glass painting, staining and etching. Contact me via email at

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