The Stained Glass

& Chapels of Oxford

It would be impossible for a single volume to do justice to the myriad places of worship found within that sweet city with her dreaming spires, and the same is true for its vast wealth of stained glass. Five years of research focusing solely upon the chapels within Oxford’s ring road and then detailing just one stained-glass window in each building made the task more achievable. The result is a gazetteer that paints a picture through exquisite photography of the diverse beauty of every one of the city’s 80+ often overlooked and sometimes forgotten chapels. It includes a brief history both of stained glass and of Oxford, while also providing guidance and help to those wishing to develop their photography within this field.

Published in paperback, a signed edition of The Stained Glass & Chapels of Oxford is available at the bottom of this page:

The Stained Glass and Chapels of Oxford invites the reader on a rich journey in the variety and range of stained glass in the chapels at the heart of the Colleges, Schools, Religious houses and hospitals in the City of Oxford. Many are recognised as thin places where prayer and worship has been offered for many generations. The quality of light in different seasons and the complex colours of each window mean that each time we enter a familiar building the experience is slightly different.

As a frequent visitor to these places of prayer, this book is a delight and a powerful way of reflecting on a neglected part of the spiritual heritage of Oxford, this remarkable city cross roads for the world.

The Rt Rev’d Dr Steven Croft
Bishop of Oxford
  • ISBN: 9781912584925
  • Pages: 188
  • Publication Date: 28 August 2023
  • Format: Paperback
  • Weight: 420g
  • Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 14 mm
  • RRP: £19.99

The Stained Glass and Chapels of Oxford

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The Tyndale Window (Hertford College Chapel), housed in a lightbox in the antechapel, is depicted here before and after editing for the book. Sadly for visitors, the lightbox is not daylight balanced, rendering the glass in warm yellow-brown hues.

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