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This tester by Graeme Wilson is above St Cuthbert’s Chapel. It dates from 1982 and depicts St Cuthbert’s Vision of Heaven with Christ in Glory.

12 Comments CherryPie on Dec 12th 2011

The Five Sisters Window is the main feature in the North Transept of York Minster:

Found in the North Transept of the Minster, the Five Sisters Window contains the largest amount of Early English ‘grisaille’ glass in a single window, anywhere in the world. The window was completed in 1260. It consists of [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Dec 10th 2011

Tnchick the long standing host of PhotoHunt stepped down last week and by popular request to keep the Hunt alive a new host was voted in. Thank you to Sandi for stepping in so quickly so that PhotoHunt can carry on seamlessly without a break

For more of this weeks PhotoHunt pictures check [...]

28 Comments CherryPie on Dec 10th 2011

It was fascinating to see the Stone Masons working at their craft. They were working on larger pieces than were displayed in the minster last time I visited.

The Minster is currently part way through the five-year ‘York Minster Revealed’ project.  The Heritage Lottery Fund has issued a grant to enable expansion of [...]

24 Comments CherryPie on Dec 9th 2011

A precentor is a member of a church who helps facilitate worship. The role of precentor was carried over from the synagogues into the early church.

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