Christ Church Windows

Christ Church (1)(SMR 941)

(1) The three-light window in the south aisle is mostly plain with colourful insets and contrasting black and white borders.  The central light has a standing figure of Mary holding the baby Jesus whose arms are outstretched.  She stands on a brown globe with a serpent at her feet.  In the apex is a star.  The left light contains a blue shield set within a cross.  On the shield a sword pierces a heart.  The right-hand light also has a blue shield on a cross, this time containing white lilies set in a yellow vase.  At the base of the central light is the dedication “TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF/ ARTHUR MOLLOY KENNARD PRAY FOR HIM”.  The artist was M.E. Aldrich Rope in 1929.

West Gable:

(2) (S. upper): Jesus stands beside a large vine and carries a shepherd’s crook in his left hand and cradles a lamb in his right arm.  “I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD JOB cX.11”/ “IN DEAR MEMORY OF FINDLAY/ ASLEEP SEPTEMBER 12TH

(3) (N. upper): St John with a halo wearing a white robe and red cloak stands holding a lamp in his left hand.  His right hand is raised.  “I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD S.JOHN: VIII 12”/ “J.M.ANDERSON WHO FELL/ 1903/ AGED SEVENTEEN.”

(4) (S lower): Heavily robed St Peter (red robe and green cloak) looking up to the right carrying the keys to heaven in his left hand and a fishing net with cork floats draped over his right arm.  “S.PETER/ THE WEST WINDOWS IN THIS CHURCH WERE ADORNED/ AND THE CHOIR WINDOW GIVEN BY A GRATEFUL CONGREGATION”

(5) (N lower): Standing female saint writing in a book with a quill pen.  “S.JOHN/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN/ MEMORY OF J.WATSON LEE/ OVER 30 YEARS ORGANIST IN/ THIS CHURCH: 1902 R.I.P.” “& OFFERED TO THE GLORY OF GOD & IN MEMORY OF EDMUND HUGH/ SAMWELL RECTOR OF CHRIST CHURCH, 1930-36 “FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH”

These windows were dedicated February 1937.  Designed and executed by Miss Aldrich Rope of the Warham Guild and were installed by Daniel O’May.

North Side – West to East.

Christ Church (6)
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(6) Jesus under a canopy carrying a small child in his left arm with his right hand raised in blessing.  There are two children and a kneeling mother in the foreground.  A schematic church is shown above.  “SUFFER/THE CHILDREN/ TO COME UNTO/ ME” “IN REVERENCE OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF/ LOUISA GRAY WHO DIED DECR 7TH 1878”.  Louisa Grey of Blair Lodge Academy.

This window is by James Ballantine & Sons, Edinburgh.

Christ Church (7)
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(7) Winged angel in a wood with a chalice in front.  A kneeling female figure (red dress, white robe) in the foreground.  “NOT MY WILL BUT THINE BE DONE” “TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF/ JAMES DENNISTOUN BAILLIE MAY 1ST 1876/ AND GEORGE A.F.BAILLIE APRIL 7TH 1882/ ALSO JANET SINCLAIR BAILLIE MARCH 12TH 1883 R.I.P.”

 

Christ Church (8)
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(8) – next to pulpit. Robed and winged angel in the foreground with three figures beyond and trees in the background – the Maries at the Tomb.  Schematic church above.  “TO THE BELOVED MEMORY OF FINDLAY ANDERSON/ WHO DIED NOVEMBER 15TH 1884 AGED 77 THIS/ WINDOW IS ERECTED BY HIS WIDOW AND CHILDREN” “MAYER & Co MUNICH & LONDON”

Christ Church (8) (Detail)
(8) Detail

Note.  Mayer & Co was based in Munich and provided stained glass for most of the Catholic churches built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

 

 

 

Christ Church (9)
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South SideWest to East.

(9) Jesus carrying his cross with a Roman cavalryman behind carrying an eagle standard.  He is followed by a weeping woman and a man.  A vignette below shows four men and a bowl in a pillared room.  “IN MEMORY OF MARGARET COLQUHOUN BAILLE 12TH OCT 1868”.

Christ Church (10)
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(10) Jesus standing holding a staff in his right hand and blessing a crouched figure.  Vignette below with two angels with their right arms raised facing a crouched figure with a cloth and pot.  “MARY LYON DENNISTOUN LADY BAILLIE 17TH DECR 1872/ MARGARET DREGHORN BAILLIE 26TH AUGT 1870”

 

 

 

Chancel:

(11) Our Lord.

Christ Church (12) Elijah
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(12) A standing bearded man wearing a purple robe and carrying a scroll – Elijah

Christ Church (13) Moses
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(13) A standing bearded man wearing a red robe and carrying an inscribed stone tablet – Moses.

 

(14) Chi-rho.  “—/ —/ IN MEMORIAM/ FHS – R.I.P.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G.B. Bailey (2019)