St. Saviour’s stained glass windows are unique and collectively the best example of church stained glass in the Kootenays, on par with those in cathedrals in Vancouver and Victoria. Submitted photo

Presentation set on Nelson church’s stained glass windows

Listen as a cathedral whispers

In the hushed quiet, as you walk down the centre aisle of the Nave in Nelson’s St. Saviour’s Church, eyes uplifted to the prisms of light cascading from the Good Shepherd window, open your ears to the whispers from the side aisles, from the multitude of stained glass windows whispering not only their traditional bible stories but the stories of their dedications and benefactors.

Not only are the windows telling the stories that they traditionally tell but beckoning us to ask who were these people inscribed below? Who are these people recorded in the plaques attached to the walls and furniture? From benefactors, long serving parishioners to the recording of life lost tragically in accidents or in war, all are represented, truly a place of both reverence and memory.

On Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. local history researcher Greg Scott will highlight the people and history of the memorial stained glass windows and some of the memorial plaques in the church. This will be followed by local stained glass artisans, the Holland family, describing the restoration of the Good Shepherd window. A question period will follow.

Admission is free. The event is presented by the City of Nelson’s Heritage Working Group and St. Saviour’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral.

The church will also be open Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29 from noon until 4 p.m. for tours as part of Nelson’s Culture Days.

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