St Oswald & St Edmund, Aston-in-Makerfield, Lancaster
St Oswald & St Edmund, Aston-in-Makerfield Windows
In August 1928 Fr. O’Meara of the Basilica of St. Oswald commissioned Harry to create all of the windows for the church at Aston-in-Makerfield, Lancaster. This contract was filled over several years and was not completed until well after Harry’s death (Bowe: 1994).
Seven windows that Clarke worked on depicted saints devoted to the Eucharist and were completed in 1930. The saints depicted were:Saint John the Evangelist, Saint Clare, Saint Ita, Saint Juliana, Saint Falconieri, Saint Paschal Baylon, Saint Catherine of Siena and Saint Tarcisius.
Bowe, N. Gordon,The Life and Work of Harry Clarke, Irish Academic Press, 1994
Photos by Michael Cullen (for prints/sales www.irishimages.org) - Text by Lucy Costigan