Picture of St Stephen Kirkstall churchyard in Autumn Leeds.
Yesterday was a damp and very dull day here in Leeds. Driving through Kirkstall I stopped off at the church of St Stephen to have another look at the churchyard before the leaves have gone.
By chance as I passed the church doorway I noticed someone waiting, the meter reader come to read the church electricity meter. So I got to look inside the church of St Stephen and the treasurer told me a little of the history.
The North window is I think the best one and a stunning example of the art of making stained glass windows. There is a coloured drawing of the window hanging on a wall opposite, I believe done by the makers James Powell and Sons of Whitefriars, London. I will photograph these on another day that is not quite so dull. Stained glass photography I find does not need a sunny day but you do need a reasonable amount of light behind the glass. I have photographed the windows in many churches here in this bit of Yorkshire, some for my Leeds photography and this blog and others further afield because its a subject that interests me.
On a different note, a chance remark as we parted led to another story for this Leeds blog about some alms houses in Kirkstall but I will have to find them another day.