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About MDS Stained Glass

Michael Stokes is DAC Stained Glass Adviser to the Diocese of Sheffield. He established MDS Stained Glass in Nottinghamshire in 1985. Since then, MDS has carried out over 100 new ecclesiastical stained glass window commissions, including 13 Chancel East windows.

The majority of this work is located in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and across the East Midlands. Although, other areas of the country have received new commissions, including Lancashire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and London.

Project Management

MDS has also project-managed over 35 new ecclesiastical commissions for other Glass Designers. This exclusive service is aimed at Designers who are unable to carry out the practical aspects of producing their design beyond the page. Including interpreting, painting, sandblasting, fabrication and installation.




The current workload includes projects throughout the East Midlands, Northamptonshire and Yorkshire. Examples of our conservation and restoration projects include glazing repairs at Old Brampton, Carlton in Lindrick and Repton Parish Churches.



MDS has experience in all aspects of leaded light renovation, restoration and conservation work. This also includes the replication of historic painted stained glass.



A consultation service is freely available with regard to window protection. Advice is given on the pros and cons of template-cut stainless steel and template-cut polycarbonate sections, fixing methods etc.



With overall dimensions of 202 inches high x 121 inches wide, MDS undertook its largest new commission to date. Entitled "The George Newell Memorial Window" it was designed, made and installed in 2008 and formed the new Chancel East window (replacing the existing 1934 plain glazing) at St. Margaret's Church, Aspley Lane, Nottingham. Comprising 22 individual lights, it is one of the largest commissions in the Diocese in twenty years.



Michael Stokes B.A. Honours., A.M.G.P. (Associate Member: The British Society of Master Glass Painters)

  • 2013 - The English Heritage Angel Awards, commended by the judges. MDS, as well as the main contractor carried out major renovation and Conservation work on St John the Baptist Chapel, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire.

  • 2006 - Achieved the Chemistry for Conservators course, given by International Academic Projects

  • Attended a two-month, full-time residential Internship at Canterbury Cathedral Studios (Conservation training, 2006)

  • Winner of The Ashton Hill Award, 2006. Given by The Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass, London

  • Attended a ten-week, full-time work placement at The York Glaziers' Trust (Conservation training, 2007)



  • Associate of the British Society of Master Glass Painters

  • Member of the Derbyshire Historic Building Trust's Craft Register

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