West Window

  West Window

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

Looking down the nave towards the window.

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technique: stained glass

artist: John Petts

Church of St Mary, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire
west wall

In memory of Major William Edmund Logan Stewart and his wife, and given by their daughter Mary Elizabeth Halliday. Petts' 1965 window in the chancel was given in memory of their son, and again Mrs Halliday contributed to the design. According to Mr David Gealy, the sinking sun strikes through the central sun of this west window, the coloured light moving progressively through the nave and chancel, finally settling on the altar cross and 'setting it on fire'. Petts thereby achieved a profound linkage between creation-Son (sun) of Righteousness-Glory.


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Further reading

Alison Smith, 'John Petts: Designer-Craftsman 1914-1991' The Journal of Stained Glass, vol. xix, no. 2 (1991–3), pp. 221, 226.

Alison Smith, 'Light, Colour and the Bible: The Stained Glass Windows of John Petts (1914-91)' (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2010), pp. 226-7.


Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach and Robert Scourfield, The Buildings of Wales: Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion (London: Yale University Press, 2006), p. 292.

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