Visiting stained glass
Architectural stained glass is commonly found in places of worship but may also be found in some other public buildings and private houses.
The Church in Wales
The vast majority of pictorial stained glass is found in Anglican parish
churches in the ownership of the Representative Body of the Church in
Wales. Further information and links to parish websites may be found on the
Churches Tourism Network Wales
Information about churches open for visitors.
Friends of Friendless Churches
A Trust that preserves redundant historic churches in England and Wales,
many of which are usually open for visitors.
Wrexham Open Church Network
Church trail with information on visiting churches in and around Wrexham.
Visitor information for medieval sites and buildings in Denbighshire, including
many historic churches.
New church trail in the Conwy valley (website currently under development).
Church trail including 15 churches and chapels in north Mongomeryshire.
Ceredigion Faith Trail
Churches and chapels of interest in Ceredigion.
Saints & Stones Pilgrimage
Several church trails centred around routes to St Davids.
Visit Vale Churches
Visitor information about churches in the Vale of Glamorgan.
The following sites are also useful sources of information for many of the sites
included in the catalogue:
Online database of the National Monuments Record of Wales, listing
information about the historic environment of Wales.
CPAT Historic Churches Survey
Detailed architectural survey of pre-nineteenth century parish churches in the
former counties of Clwyd and Powys.
NEW BOOK: Stained Glass from Welsh Churches:
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This fully illustrated hardback outlines the range and development of stained glass in Wales from the 14th century until today.
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