Friday, September 6, 2013

Reading Minster of St. Mary the Virgin

The main church building dates to the 11th century, but restorations have been done to it throughout the years, including in the 19th century, in both 1863 and 1872.

The mosaics of the Evangelists, that were originally part of the reredos, were moved to the Lady Chapel in 1953.

The chancel around 1875

Detail showing the original reredos

The chancel today

The mosaics in the Lady Chapel

Barr, Sheldon. Venetian Glass Mosaics: 1860-1917. London: Antique Collectors' Club, 2008. 124.
Reading Minster Virtual Tour
Ben Sutherland on Wikimedia Commons
Reading Borough Libraries on Wikimedia Commons
Bill Nicholls' on Wikimedia Commons

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