Window Dedicated At Patronal Festival In Ballymacash


Stained glass window in St Mark’s, Ballymacash

On Sunday 26 April the highlight of the 11am Patronal Festival Service at St Mark’s, Ballymacash, Diocese of Connor, was the dedication of a new stained glass window in memory of Sammy and Peggy Bryson.

The window, which measures approximately six feet by three feet, was designed by David Esler, Proprietor of Leadlines and David Esler, based in Donegore, Co Antrim.

The window depicts the winged lion which is the symbol of St Mark’s gospel and also contains a picture of a sword, recalling two New Testament passages – Ephesians 6:17 and Hebrews 4:12 – where the sword represents the Word of God.

The stained glass panel dedicated on 26 April is the centrepiece of an overall artistic design which, when completed, will cover most of the high–level glass screen created in St Mark’s as part of the major renovation and redesign of the church carried out in 2010.

In his address during the Patronal Festival Service the rector of St Mark’s, Canon George Irwin, made reference to the significance of the winged lion both as a symbol of St Mark the Evangelist and also an ancient symbol of the resurrection. He also …read more

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