East Window

  East Window

Photo © Martin Crampin

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Two-light window of a principally abstract design, containing numerous small symbols, flowers and butterflies. A cross and dove are indicated in the upper part of the two lights.

technique: stained glass
size: 63 cm (width of each light)
artist: John Petts

Church of St Stephen, Llansteffan, Carmarthenshire
east wall of the chancel

Signed by the artist.

The artist, who lived in Llansteffan, moved the two-light window by Celtic Studios to the east wall of the north chapel, to make room for the new memorial window, in memory of Doris Baker.

The theme of the window is the eucharist. The three interlocking circles indicate the Trinity. For a full description and interpretation see Alison Smith's article (2010).


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Further reading

Alison Smith, 'John Petts: Designer-Craftsman 1914-1991' The Journal of Stained Glass, vol. xix, no. 2 (19913), pp. 217, 220, 222, 226.

Alison Smith, 'Light, Colour and the Bible: The Stained Glass Windows of John Petts (1914-91)' (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2010), pp. 232-3.


Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach and Robert Scourfield, The Buildings of Wales: Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion (London: Yale University Press, 2006), p. 334.

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  East Window

Photo © Martin Crampin

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