Kent saint's life in etched glass

The story of Saint Alphege is to be immortalised in etched glass. The saint was a former Archbishop of Canterbury in the eleventh century who took on the Vikings.

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Archbishop's story to be told in etched glass

The story of one of Canterbury's former archbishops is to be etched onto glass. St Alphege was martyred a thousand years ago after the Danes invaded and stormed Canterbury. A new memorial is planned for the church in Whitstable which bears his name.

Twelve, one metre-high glass panes are to be etched with the key events in the saint's life and death.

In his report David Johns spoke to Rachel Webbley, Vicar of St Alphege Church; Sonia McNally, the artist; Hilary Powell, a medieval historian; and Jon Scott, a jogger who is one of the models featuring in the artwork.

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