Monday 9 December 2019

Gloucester Rugby Gargoyle revealed at Gloucester Cathedral

The first gargoyle in a new set of six has been unveiled at Gloucester Cathedral, modelled as a rugby player to represent the city.

A new gargoyle has been revealed by Gloucester Cathedral – the first in a set of six representing each of the different regions of Gloucestershire.

The first gargoyle, known as ‘Glaaaawster’ depicts a rugby player tightly holding a ball while kneeling on the ground. It will be installed on the North Ambulatory roof of the cathedral, as part of the £530,000 restoration project.

The Very Reverend Stephen Lake, dean of Gloucester said: ‘Since 1891, Gloucester Rugby Club has played its home matches at Kingsholm Stadium. The matches attract large numbers of loyal followers filling the city with enthusiastic fans, and with the other ‘hallowed ground’ just a stone’s throw away from the Cathedral, it seemed only fitting that ‘Glaaaawster’ should pay tribute to this much-loved sport.’

The clay model of the gargoyle was created by the cathedral’s master mason, Pascal, and will be carved into stone over the next six months, before sitting atop the cathedral, overlooking Kingsholm stadium.

It’s actually only the second time ever than new gargoyles have been created for Gloucester Cathedral.

For more information visit gloucestercathedral.org.uk directly.

© SoGlos
Tuesday 23 July 2019

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