Stained glass windows in St Mary's Catholic, Inverness, (Scotland).
Catholic Church in Scotland has experienced hard times throughout its history. Catholicism was officially illegal for almost 300 years. The revival of Catholicism began in the nineteenth century. However, In twentieth century the widespread secularization of society caused the dramatic decline in attendance. Sacral buildings have often been sold and adapted into secular offices, schools, housing, hotels.
After the Polish accession to the European Union in 2004 a mass emigration to the British Isles started. A large number of the Poles went to Scotland. Today, Inverness (the city in the Scottish Highlands) has a large Polish community. Most of them is catholic and take an active part in the life of local churches. The parish priest in Inverness cooperates with priests from Poland which arrived on the island following polish emigrants. To commemorate the presence of Poles in Inverness, he ordered in our studio the window dedicated to the memory of Father Jerzy Popieluszko, in which you can find some symbols associated with Poland and Polish history.
The second window is devoted to patron of priests - St John Maria Vianney.
Three following windows made in our Studio are dedicated to: the Holy Trinity and St. Faustina, St. Mary Mc Killop, St. Joseph, the Holy Carmelite (Edith Stein, Teresa of Avilla, Therese of Lisieux).
Below map of the windows in the church (after pointing the thumbnail, you will be moved to the detailed view of each window)