Cathedral to go floral

20 March 2015

BIRMINGHAM CATHEDRAL

Inspiration: one of the windows designed by Dean Ogle 

Inspiration: one of the windows designed by Dean Ogle 

BIRMINGHAM Cathedral is to feature in a display at Chelsea Flower Show this spring, as part of the cathedral's 300th anniversary celebrations.

The design, by Birmingham City Council's parks staff, shows a floral representation of the cathedral's tower and bells, with cascades of flowers around a wicker angel.

The whole display will be edged by 265 back-lit stained-glass windows, featuring a design by the Dean, the Very Revd Catherine Ogle. The image on the glass is her interpretation of the figure of the Archangel Michael, as depicted in one of the cathedral's stained-glass windows by the Pre-Raphaelite artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones.

People are being asked to sponsor the project by "buying" one of the two-foot-tall windows for £200.

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