Scenes and Characters from the Bible

  Scenes and Characters from the Bible

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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1868

Large five-light window with many individual scenes and groups of characters from the Bible. At the top of the central light there is a depiction of the Crucifixion with Mary Magdalene at the foot of the cross, flanked by the adoration of the Lamb and the Risen Christ, with a woman washing Christ's feet below. Beneath are two scenes showing John the Baptist, including the Baptism of Christ. To the left are Old Testament characters including Abel, who is making his sacrifice, Moses before the burning bush and David playing the harp. Above David an angel appears to Corneilus. In the outer left-hand light are various figures which include Moses, Aaron and another priest, Peter, John and Paul, a bishop and a crusader. Further groups and scenes in the right-hand lights including apostles.

technique: stained glass

firm/studio: Clayton & Bell

Eglwys Oen Duw, Beulah, Powys
west wall of the nave

The overarching subject of the window perhaps lies in text from the Apostles' Creed across the bottom of the window: 'I believe in the Holy Cath. Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting'.

Given by Alicia Thomas in 1868, in memory of her son Henry Thomas (died 1863) and in memory of her grandson Evan Thomas (died 1864). The inscription, and much of the detail of the window, has faded.





 

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Moses and Aaron, St Peter, St John and St Paul: Scenes and Characters from the BibleSaints Adoring the Lamb and an Angel Appearing to Cornelius: Scenes and Characters from the BibleKing David, Moses and Abel: Scenes and Characters from the BibleA Woman Anoints the Feet of Christ: Scenes and Characters from the BibleJohn the Baptist Identifies Christ as the Lamb of God: Scenes and Characters from the BibleScenes and Characters from the BibleScenes and Characters from the BibleScenes and Characters from the BibleScenes and Characters from the Bible

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Further reading

Ruth Bidgood, Eglwys Oen Duw Church and Parish (1993), p. 4.

References

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 113.

Richard Haslam, The Buildings of Wales: Powys (Harmondsworth/Cardiff: 1979), p. 283.




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Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales


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