Girls' School New Celtic Cross

May 24, 2013 at 8:43 AM

Visitors to the Girls’ School may have noticed that the large picture window on the main staircase overlooking Gilmorton House has had a recent a facelift with a richly decorated addition.

A statuesque Celtic cross motif now adorns the glass, a poignant reminder that Saint Kentigern is defined by its strong Presbyterian heritage and tradition, and its deep links to Scotland.

The window was the ideal location for the new interlacing artwork as its strong presence can be seen from both inside and outside the building.

The Celtic cross is an easily recognisable and identifying symbol of Saint Kentigern, and is an important piece of the Saint Kentigern story, both visually and thematically.  The ancient symbol was modelled on St. Martin’s Cross in the Abbey Churchyard at Iona, which is just off the Isle of Mull on the West Coast of Scotland. The Celtic Church owes its origin to the work of St Columba, who founded the Abbey in Iona, and Celtic art flourished there for many years.

Do keep an eye out for the eye catching Celtic cross the next time you visit the Girls’ School campus. It is sure to impress.

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