detail from Christ with the Twelve Apostles

  Apostles    detail from    Christ with the Twelve Apostles

Photo © Martin Crampin

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Seven-light window with Christ enthroned in the central light, and the twelve apostles seated in the outer lights. An additional scene in the central light is of John writing, with his symbol, the eagle, and a vision of the Virgin & Child.

The apostles are not all labelled, but appear to be, from left to right, above then below: Andrew, Philip, Peter, Bartholomew?, James the Lees, James the Great, Matthew, Thomas, John?, Jude, Simon, Matthias. Angels are shown behind each of the seated figures. Symbols of the four evangelists and Old Testament prophets are found in the tracery lights, with angels and the Agnus Dei.

technique: stained glass

firm/studio: C.E. Kempe

Church of St John, Barmouth, Gwynedd
east wall of the chancel

The window carries no dedication, in common with all of the original stained glass by C.E. Kempe, but was given in memory of James Dyson Perrins, by his wife Sarah Perrins. They were a Worcestershire family, with a house nearby at Plas Mynach. James Perrins was the owner of the Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce factory, which generated the great wealth with which Sarah Perrins financed the building, re-building, and furnishing of the church. Furnishings included the bells, clock, organ, font and reredos.


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Philip Collins, The Corpus of Kempe Stained Glass in the UK and Ireland (Kempe Trust, 2000), p. 329.

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  Apostles    detail from    Christ with the Twelve Apostles

Photo © Martin Crampin

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