Two large new stained glass windows have been installed into a church in Northampton to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
The new windows at the Catholic Church of St Aiden in Kingsthorpe have been designed by Weedon-based artist Anthony MacRae.
The artwork depicts the legend of St Aiden, who was an Irish Roman Catholic monk who, it is said, drove away the heathen Vikings using balls of fire. Later, he set up Lindisfarne, also known as Holy Island, off the north east coast of England.
It has taken Mr MacRae several months to complete the window and two days to install. The parishioners and the priest, Monseigneur Paul Donovan, are delighted with the final result and have described it as a ‘triumph’.
The window will be dedicated on August 31 at the 9.15am mass.
The first Mass celebrated in the Kingsthorpe church was in 1955 after it had been built on the site of a former pub.