The millennium window with the
early morning sun reflecting on the wall.
chapel showing the
millennium east window.
Description of the Millennium Window
central theme of the design is the Transfiguration*
of Christ and this is symbolised as a burst of light
in the centre of the window with rays of light in the
form of a cross extending across the whole of the
topmost area, in shades of blue, represents the
universe with the Plough constellation, the moon and
clusters of distant stars. Below the central burst of
light are leaf and field shapes in shades of green to
indicate the local rural landscape. At the base of the
window conflict and war are symbolised by using strong
rust and crimson colours, and spiky thorn shapes, an
appropriate reminder that the chapel is used as a
memorial chapel to the fallen in the two world wars.
shapes encompass the window and are predominantly
turquoise in colour and could be considered to
represent the River Ouse, although they are included
for their abstract effect, adding movement and life to
the design. The design also incorporates the
"After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John
with him and led them up a high mountain, where they
were all alone. There he was transfigured before them.
His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone
in the world could bleach them."
with many modern works of art the meaning of the window is
open to interpretation. Other suggestions have been made:
Creation - As described in Genesis. "And God said let
there be .........."
The Passion - "Was crucified, dead, and buried: He
descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the
dead: He ascended into heaven....."
Life's Journey - Man's progress through this world,
to that which is to come.
The millennium window