Custom designed by artist Sarah Hall the glass image of windswept candlelight will encase the new bell spire at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Vancouver.
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The Cathedral Trustees are pleased to present the glass art designed by Sarah Hall consisting of glass panels which will clad the upper 60 feet of the proposed 100 foot tall bell spire. According to Hall, The earliest conception of the spire was “literally a lighthouse”, connected to Vancouver as a great port city and highlighting the Cathedral’s role as a guide to the parish and the community. Building on the project is planned to begin immediately after Easter 2015, and to be finished in time for the new bells to ring for Christmas 2015.
Sarah Hall is based in Toronto and internationally recognized for large-scale installations for places of worship. Her recent works include the Photovoltaic installation at Regent College (UBC) and Holy Name of Jesus in Vancouver.
“Sarah Hall has so beautifully linked the contemporary and the traditional within the Cathedral. ‘Welcoming Light,’ as she describes her work, will indeed be a beacon for our city.”
Darlene Poole, Panel Member and lead donor
There is more to the spire than just looks. The 100-footer will be an outcome of the Cathedral’s Ring the Bells, Raise the Roof, Feed the Hungry! capital campaign. Members and friends of the Cathedral congregation have offered nourishing food to our city’s most vulnerable people for over 20 years. Over 70 volunteers are involved in making and serving sandwiches, nourishing soups and baked goods to more than 100 people a day.
To find out more about the Raise the Roof, Ring the Bells, Feed the Hungry! campaign and project, please visit the RAISE THE ROOF website.
Featured Image: Christ Church Cathedral