Stations of the Cross

  Stations of the Cross

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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about 1971
Set of stations of the cross as vertical window lights around the walls of the church.

medium: stained glass and aluminium

artist: Frank Roper

Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace, Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire
north, south and east walls of the nave

The choice of colour would have been deeply influenced by the artist's wife, Nora Roper.

Elsewhere the windows have been dated as 1972-3. The windows were originally commissioned by March 1970, and correspondence with the artist shows that he was working on them during that year, and they were still under way in November, by which time the cost had risen from 'about 40 a piece' to 50 each. Presumably, he finished them either by the end of the year, or early in 1971.


For other views of this work click on the image(s) below:

Jesus is Stripped of His GarmentsJesus Dies on the CrossJesus is Nailed to the CrossJesus is Condemned to DeathThe Second FallSimon of Cyrene is Compelled to Carry the CrossJesus is Taken Down from the CrossVeronica Wipes Jesus' Face with her Veil

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Further reading

Peter Leech, The Religious Art of Frank Roper: An Introduction (Much Wenlock: RJL Smith & Associates, 2003), pp. 6-7.


Church Guide.

Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach and Robert Scourfield, The Buildings of Wales: Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion (London: Yale University Press, 2006), p. 352.

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  Stations of the Cross

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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