St. Martin in the Fields window fragments

StMartinsGlass2 StMartinsGlass1During the bombing of London in 1940, all of the almost 300 year old glass in St. Martin’s, on the edge of Trafalgar Square, was destroyed when a powerful bomb exploded nearby.

The recovered glass fragments pictured here were a gift to Holy Trinity, a symbol of the close relationship between our two churches at that time. The glass is mounted as you see it here in the windows of the Holy Trinity upstairs chapel.

Another piece of shared history is The Christmas Story. This seasonal play had been mounted for many years at St. Martin’s, but stopped during WW2. However, it had been brought to Holy Trinity just before the war and has continued uninterrupted here since that time.