Early in 2021, artist Tracey Sheppard was commissioned to design a pair of engraved glass doors to create a new entrance to the cloisters at St Mary’s Convent.  December saw the doors being installed, creating a very special new entrance for guests visiting St Mary’s Chapel.

Tracey Shepperd is a glass engraving artist with over 40 years’ experience, having completed commissions for Winchester Cathedral, Eton College and the BBC. Tracey’s talent and skill was called upon to design this new entrance to St Mary’s Chapel cloisters with great anticipation from The Community.  The scene designed by Tracey depicts a natural landscape at daybreak featuring a roebuck caught in a gaze with a song thrush and a robin in full voice, as the words ‘Let me see your face, Let me hear your voice’ from the Song of Solomon 2:14 flow across both doors.  The doors will welcome guests as they walk from the new reception area through the cloisters to St Mary’s Chapel. 

The installation of the glass doors was undertaken by three highly experienced glaziers over the course of a few days.  With the doors now in place, the surrounding lighting will be adjusted to best display the beautiful detail and depth of the engraving.  We look forward to being able to invite Tracey to view the doors very soon.