The Ship of the Church

  The Ship of the Church

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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A three-light window showing the Ship of the Church sailing to the Holy City. The passengers are shown in contemporary and historical dress, and are accompanied by St David (seated under the canopy) and St James (at the prow). The sails carry the emblems of the cross with the crown of thorns, the Virgin and Child, the Pelican, and the chalice bearing the host. Trumpeting angels are shown above the ship. The Holy Spirit as a dove, and the sun moon and stars are shown in the tracery.

technique: stained glass
size: 230 cm (width)
firm/studio: A. K. Nicholson Stained Glass Studios
designer: Gerald Edward Roberts Smith

Church of St James, Uplands, Swansea
west wall

Inscriptions: For He maketh the storm to cease: so that the waves thereof are still.
Then they are glad because they are at rest: and so He bringeth them unto the haven where they would be.
[Top, held by an angel] When thou passest through the waters I will be with thee.


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Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 244.

John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Glamorgan (London/Cardiff: 1995), p. 585.

A Directory of Stained Glass Windows (London: The British Society of Master Glass-Painters, 1958), p. 74.

Martin Crampin, Depicting St David (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2020), p. 52.

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  The Ship of the Church

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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