The Risen Light of Christ

  The Risen Light of Christ

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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technique: stained glass
size: 90 cm (width)
firm/studio: Celtic Studios

Church of St Peter, Llandevaud, Newport
north wall of the nave

Text 'The Risen Light of Christ', 'I have set before you life and death, threfore choose life'.

An arresting design. The risen Christ in glory, over a darkened world, contrasted in power with that of an atomic explosion (the mushroom cloud). Designed and made at a time of fear and uncertainty in international relations, it is a positive statement of the triumph of faith, hope and life.


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Further reading

Maurice Broady, A Vision Fulfilled: The story of Celtic Studios and Swansea's architectural glass tradition (Swansea: West Glamorgan Archive Service, 2010), p. 55.


John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Gwent/Monmouthshire (London/Cardiff: 2000), p. 274.

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  The Risen Light of Christ

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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