Kirrie artist’s window designs

Norwich Cathedral.
Norwich Cathedral.

A London-based artist, who spent some of his childhood in Kirriemuir and Arbroath, has had three stained glass windows designed by him installed and dedicated in Norwich Cathedral.

John McLean, who was educated at Arbroath High School where his father, the late Talbert McLean, taught is best known for his abstract paintings.

The windows he has designed are made of brightly coloured glass and add a conspicuous glow to what might otherwise be a rather dark side of an aisle in the cathedral.

Designed to develop the theme of the Trinity, they contrast in style with the more restrained glass in other parts of the magnificent 12th century building, giving contemporary relevance and new interest.

The Service of Dedication took place recently when the Bishop of Lynn, the Rt. Rev. Jonathan Meyrick, presided.

The sermon was preached by the Vice-Dean, and in it he referred to the relevance of stained glass in church buildings.

Members of the public had enjoyed an earlier opportunity to see one of the windows as it was shown as the final exhibit in a recent comprehensive display of East Anglian Masterpieces, expertly selected by the University of East Anglia.