When in Cromer (approx mid nineties) as is my wont, I sought out the stained glass windows in the church, St Peter and St Paul's. I was admiring
the good state of repair of their windows when I discovered these modern sets.
The entire south wall of the church has been transformed by four "modern" groups of windows. Granted, all round the altar and other parts of the church are traditional and very old windows, but this wall is most unusual.
What struck me about them was the clever transition from mediaevel to the twentieth century. I have seen very modern windows in quite a few churches, but never anything as sympathetic as these.
These windows represent Cromer's very famous rescue by Henry Bloggs. In the lifeboat pictured here he carried out a very dramatic and dangerous rescue on 13th December 1936. What a glorious tribute to the RNLI hero, to have his rescue of the "Sepoy" depicted in these beautiful windows in St Peter and St Paul's.
The last pair of windows shown date back to the nineteenth century,
whereas the others are all twentieth century.
If you get to the North Norfolk coast, don't miss them.
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