St James comes home to Ryhill church

Date:31st March 2015. Picture James Hardisty, (JH1007/95b) St James' Church Nostell Lane, Ryhill, near Wakefield.
Date:31st March 2015. Picture James Hardisty, (JH1007/95b) St James' Church Nostell Lane, Ryhill, near Wakefield.
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A stained glass depiction of St James has been installed in a Ryhill church which bears his name.

Thanks to an anonymous donation, the window showing St James the Great has been installed at St James’ Church, on Nostell Lane.

Date:31st March 2015. Picture James Hardisty, (JH1007/95c) Glaziers from Barley Studio, York, are replacing two full length stained glass windows depicting St James the Great and Our Lady of Walsingham at St James' Church Nostell Lane, Ryhill, near Wakefield. Pictured Glazier Daniel Thomas, finishing off his work on the South Window of the image depicting St James The Great.

Date:31st March 2015. Picture James Hardisty, (JH1007/95c) Glaziers from Barley Studio, York, are replacing two full length stained glass windows depicting St James the Great and Our Lady of Walsingham at St James' Church Nostell Lane, Ryhill, near Wakefield. Pictured Glazier Daniel Thomas, finishing off his work on the South Window of the image depicting St James The Great.

The project was first started more than four years ago by the previous vicar, Fr Peter Bostock.

The current priest in charge, Rev Malcolm Reed, said he was pleased and excited to see the project come to fruition.

He said: “It’s a homecoming of sorts.

“It has been a long time coming, but our patron is at last home and we are all really excited about it.”

Date:31st March 2015. Picture James Hardisty, (JH1007/95d) Glaziers from Barley Studio, York, are replacing two full length stained glass windows depicting St James the Great and Our Lady of Walsingham at St James' Church Nostell Lane, Ryhill, near Wakefield. Pictured Glazier Daniel Thomas, finishing off his work on the South Window of the image depicting St James The Great.

Date:31st March 2015. Picture James Hardisty, (JH1007/95d) Glaziers from Barley Studio, York, are replacing two full length stained glass windows depicting St James the Great and Our Lady of Walsingham at St James' Church Nostell Lane, Ryhill, near Wakefield. Pictured Glazier Daniel Thomas, finishing off his work on the South Window of the image depicting St James The Great.

Glaziers from York removed two full length plain leaded windows from the church before installing the two new full length stained glass panes depicting St James and Our Lady of Walsingham.

The installation was overseen by the window designer, Natalie Liege who travelled up from Shrewsbury.

Rev Reed added: “The stained glass window of Our Lady commemorates the 950th anniversary of her appearing at Walsingham.”

There will be a dedication service for the two new windows on Sunday, April 19.

Date:31st March 2015. Picture James Hardisty, (JH1007/95a) Glaziers from Barley Studio, York, are replacing two full length stained glass windows depicting St James the Great and Our Lady of Walsingham at St James' Church Nostell Lane, Ryhill, near Wakefield. Pictured Glazier Kennet Barley, pointing around the outside of the Tre-foil tracerie on the North Window above Our Lady of Walsingham.

Date:31st March 2015. Picture James Hardisty, (JH1007/95a) Glaziers from Barley Studio, York, are replacing two full length stained glass windows depicting St James the Great and Our Lady of Walsingham at St James' Church Nostell Lane, Ryhill, near Wakefield. Pictured Glazier Kennet Barley, pointing around the outside of the Tre-foil tracerie on the North Window above Our Lady of Walsingham.

The Bishop of Wakefield, the Rt Rev Tony Robinson will host the service and the designer and the donor will be present.

For more information visit www.achurchnearyou.com/ryhill-st-james/