We were saddened to hear of the recent passing of Patrick Reyntiens OBE, aged 95.
Patrick Reyntiens was one of the leading glass artists of the 20th Century and together with designer John Piper was responsible for the design of the Metropolitan Cathedral’s iconic lantern tower window. Believed to be the largest area of coloured glass window in the world, it consists of 2,000 tonnes of glass and concrete, and is truly monumental in its scale, beauty and complexity. It was Reyntiens who suggested that the lantern window should have the three large bursts of light representing the Trinity, whilst the colours of the spectrum in rotation speak of the glory of God. We remember his great artistic contribution – both to our Cathedral and the wider community. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and we hope he may rest in eternal peace.
Patrick Reyntiens’ funeral will take place in Somerset on 24th November, and Liverpool Archdiocese Auxiliary Bishop Tom Williams will travel down to preach at the service.
Prayers for his soul will be led by the Dean, Canon Anthony O’Brien on the day of his funeral, here at the Metropolitan Cathedral.