Christmas Party 2020
Sunday 13th December
Christ Church, Ladies Mile, Ellerslie
You are invited to our annual members Christmas Party.
Christ Church’s People’s Warden, Pamela Stone, will talk about the successful project to restore the unique stained glass windows and the church surrounds.
Refreshments will be provided.
Members & invited guests only.
To attend, please RSVP Here.
Installed in Christ Church in January 1885, the gift by the stained glass artist Alfred Bell (1832-1895) of thirteen stained and painted glass windows (comprising thirty lights) is now the most significant surviving set of English gothic revival stained glass windows to be found in New Zealand. Not only were they designed by Bell specifically for the newly erected church – it was dedicated on 22 December 1883 – but they were also a personal acknowledgement of the role the artist Albin Martin (1813-1888) played in catalysing Bell’s career as both one of the nineteenth-century’s more pre-eminent designers of stained and painted glass and co-owner of Clayton and Bell, at the time probably the most prominent stained glass workshop in England.