Linda Schwab

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Five new copes for St. Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle upon Tyne

In collaboration with Sally Greaves-Lord

“Look closely and you’ll see reeds and feathers and the play of sunlight on the water; you’ll see images of Tyneside’s industrial and engineering past: the girders and rivets and graceful curves that make up the structures of the city’s great bridges. Meanwhile the hoods – each related to the saint to whom our stalls are dedicated – Nicholas, Cuthbert, Osmund, Finan and Benedict Biscop, – offer images picking up the traditional emblems associated with the saints or the landscapes connected with their story.”
– ‘Sermon of new copes’ by the Dean of Newcastle.

Photographs: many thanks to the Very Rev'd Christopher Dalliston, the Rev'd Canon John Sinclair, the Rev’d Canon Steven Harvey and the Rev’d Canon Kevin Hunt.