Coventry, England
St. Michael’s Cathedral
02 Coventry, England

In 1940, a bombing raid destroyed the 15th century Coventry Cathedral. The ruined walls and spire are now a permanent memorial and entrance to the new cathedral, whose architect said, “The new Cathedral should grow from the old and be incomplete without it.”

In 2000, at a conference at Coventry about young minorities, I presented three McDonald project pieces. That event inspired me to create this window about reconciliation: the bombed cathedral from which rises the glorious stained glass of the new one. The shards in the empty bays remind us that once, and for centuries, the sun shone through them.

Armelle Le Roux

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