St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Dunmore Windows


The church had stained glass windows with scriptural emblems.

A window depicting Christ the Good Shepherd was taken out by Daniel O’May when the church was being demolished in 1976.   It has been restored and installed in the north porch of the newly erected Episcopal Church of St. John’s, Torrens near Canterbury in Australia.

St Andrews Dunmore interior

(1) Chancel (east) window donated in 1903 by Mrs Hamilton of Dunmore Park in memory of her husband Claud Hamilton Hamilton of Barns, Cochna and Dunmore.  It was a large three-light window showing the adoration of Christ in glory.  The principal figure in the centre light was that of Christ arrayed in robes as the High Priest, reigning from the Cross, which is no longer the cross of suffering.  Beneath were figures of the archangels, Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel, with their well-known emblems.  “To thee all angels cry aloud; the Heavens and all the powers therein.”  On the left or north light were depicted above the glorious company of the Apostles, and in the corresponding space in the south light, the goodly fellowship of the Prophets, while beneath on the north side were the noble army of martyrs.  On the south light there was a representation of the Holy church throughout all the world, united in their praise of Christ.  In the trefoils above these lights were angels swinging censers, and in the cinquefoil at the head of the window angels adoring the Lamb of God, while the four emblems of the Evangelists were represented at the heads of the two side lights and at the foot of the Cross itself.  The legends below the different groups of figures read thus down the north light, and then down that on the south, finishing with a scroll beneath Our Lord in the centre: “Thou sittest at the right hand of God, in the glory of the Father/ We believe that Thou shalt come to be our Judge/ We therefore pray Thee, help Thy servants, whom thou hast redeemed with Thy precious blood/ make them to be numbered with Thy Saints, in glory everlasting.”  The text is taken from the fourth century hymn Te Deum attributed to St Ambrose and much later translated into the Book of Common Prayer.

The artists were Burlison & Grylls of Newman Street in London.

G.B. Bailey (2019)