The beautiful stained-glass windows at St. Boniface Episcopal Church on Siesta Key are shining each night to the community from sundown to 2 a.m. during June, which is Pride Month. This work of art, measuring 2,100 square feet and consisting of five panels 12 feet high and 36 feet wide, magnifies God’s gift of diversity in creation and the seasons, according to Rev. Wayne Farrell.
The Episcopal Church celebrates diversity and respects the dignity of every human being, he added.
The windows were designed and installed by the Whippel-Mowbray Studios in Exeter, England (near where St. Boniface was born) when the church was built in 1980. The artist was C.A. Howard.
The theme “God in Creation” contains 10 tons of colored glass, Farrell reports, and the five windows were designed to be, and still are, appreciated from the inside of the building during the day when lit by the sun.
“Illumination of the colors at night outward to the community during Pride Month (via 60,000 lumens of LED light) is a new and additional blessing of this beautiful work of art,” Farrell said.
The church is located at 5615 Midnight Pass Rd.