York Minster a Special Place
This R.E. visit emphasises the special nature of the Minster as a place of worship; its use, the furniture, the different services, vestments and the stained glass. Pictures, models, computer presentation, dressing-up and jigsaws are used as illustrations. The tour includes a quiet time of reflection using candles and a closing prayer.
Colour and Light
This topic explains the process of making stained glass windows. It includes the use of different materials, transparency, light sources, light and dark, as well as references to the Minster as a place of worship. Pictures, computer programmes and stories are used in the presentation. To complement this topic we now have a specially designed, upright light box. We can build up a complete 'stained glass window' in vivid and illuminated detail, illustrating the process of how the panels were designed, painted and leaded. The tour includes a quiet time of reflection using candles and a closing prayer.
As the season of Christmas approaches schools may like to concentrate on Christmas celebrations. This visit covers the use of the Minster as a place of worship, its services, furniture & stained glass; but also includes Advent and the telling of the Christmas story using crib figures. During the four weeks of Advent, the Advent wreath hangs inside the Central Tower, with its lighted candles. This topic finishes with a quiet time of candle-lit reflection and a closing Christmas prayer.
Please feel free to call us to discuss any other topic options we are always happy, as far as possible, to try and cater for the needs of your group.