Thursday, 24 March 2016

Sacred Geometry

Here are a few examples of sacred geometry found on my travels to some English and Welsh Churches and Cathedrals, both medieval and modern; the divine architecture that is gloriously displayed to celebrate God, being the same that is celebrated in Freemasonry. The beauty, glory and divinity of the Great Architect of the Universe being displayed within the very architecture itself.

The beautiful vaulted Gothic ceiling of the medieval Chester Cathedral. The sense of space and precision is always breath taking.

A modern interpretation of the above - cast iron was used in this vaulted ceiling in St George's Church, Everton, built in 1814.

Gothic in iron; the other surviving 'cast-iron' church in Liverpool is St. Michael's-in-the-Hamlet, built the following year.
A 'Romanesque' church doorway, now blocked off, showing the pillars and archway with geometrical designs. Note the perfect circle. St Bartoline's Church, Barthomley, Cheshire.

The remains of a medieval sundial now embedded in the wall of the Church. St Bartoline's Church, Barthomley, Cheshire.

A stained glass window in St. Oswald's Church, Winwick, old Lancashire, showing three perfect sections
to the window, a common feature of medieval Churches and Cathedrals.

St. Anthony's Church, Liverpool, built 1833. The Gothic structure uses no pillars and it is one large open structure inside, giving a perfect sense of space. The 'egg-shaped' arches of the catacombs below take the weight of the building.

The interior of St. Bartholomew's Church, Rainhill, Merseyside, built 1838 in the Classic style. The sense of space and the use of Classical design provides an aesthetic beauty. The Bell Tower is modelled on an Italian Church.

All photographs by Dr David Harrison.

© Dr David Harrison 2016.

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