Meridian Stained Glass

Meridian Stained Glass was set up by Barry and Nia Brady in 1992. With many years of experience in the design and fabrication of new stained glass, the conservation and restoration of ecclesiastical stained glass and the repair of secular and residential stained glass and leaded lights.

Barry and Nia both had their formal training in stained glass at the Wrexham Architectural Glass course under Mr Mel Harries.

After working as a freelance glass artist for various companies, Barry was employed at Ancient and Modern glass based in Bangor-On-Dee, where he stayed for a year. He was then employed as a studio manager at L.G.S Tectonics based in Halkyn, North Wales.

Carmel Monastery.

The Monastery at Carmel in Allerton on the outskirts of Liverpool is the first new build Monastery in Europe in 105 years. We closely consulted with the client (the Carmelite Order) to produce a design that they were extremely happy with. The windows, 2 at 6 metres by 1 metre and 1 at almost 6 metres by 2 metres were completely manufactured in Lamberts Glass and encapsulated in sealed units which were installed in an aluminium framework. The project was managed by Hardie Brack and the main contractor on the build was Nobles Construction.

Oswestry School Chapel.

This window was designed as a commemorative window celebrating the Schools 150 year anniversary. We ran workshops with students at the school with the view to have students artwork translated into Stained Glass. Their design ideas depicted events relative to the Schools history together with other events and ideas that reflected the Schools history. The majority of this window was manufactured using Lamberts Glass.

St Andrews Church.

Meridian Stained Glass received a brief from the Church with some novel ideas for Stained Glass panels. Together we decided to frame the panels and mount them on the wall behind the Altar (Ecclesiastical East) rather than install them into an existing window aperture. The client wanted to have an image of the 'Calling of Andrew' and Peter by Jesus. The design was divided into two panels approximately 2 metres by 0.5 metres, one showing Christ and the other showing Andrew and Peter. The close connection to the local school allowed the students to also provide some artwork to be included in the design. We worked with the students to help design artwork that was then added to a third panel filled and located beneath the top two. Once all the panels were complete and framed they were backlit within an oak frame with LED lighting.

Conservation and Restoration

The most important and time consuming aspect of working with stained glass is the conservation and restoration as it involves preserving our glass heritage for the future. It is no different here at Meridian Stained Glass. Our back catalogue of work speaks for itself. We have repaired everything from Medieval glass through to late Victorian, including work by artists and studios such as Heaton, Butler and Bayne, Ward and Hughes, Clayton and Bell, Harry Clarke, Henry Holiday, Charles Clutterbuck, Thomas Willament, Charles Earner Kempe and Christopher Whall.

All conservation techniques used by Meridian Stained Glass are fully reversible. We find it beneficial to liaise closely with architects and Diocesan Advisory Committees as advisement for photographic records can be given in conjunction with architects reports.

The Wilhelmina Geddes window below was removed from Holy Trinity church in Southport for conservation. The window was re-leaded after extensive cleaning and reinstalled into it’s fully replaced stonework.



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Meridian Stained Glass
Station Yard,
Chester Street,
LL17 0RE

Working Hours

9:00 - 17:30

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