Christ with St George and St Michael

  Christ with St George and St Michael

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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Three-light window depicting Christ with St George and St Michael. At the head of each light is an angel standing on a wheel - these are the four cherubim of the Vision of Ezekiel. Above the wheels are verses of the Te Deum. Upon various shields at the bottom of the window are represented the South African Medal, the Soldier's Bible with Union Jack cover and the sun rising over the veldt. Below the central light are the Royal Arms and the names of various battles.

technique: stained glass
size: 190 cm (width)
designer: Ninian Comper

Church of St John the Baptist, Newport
south wall of the south aisle

Thanksgiving window for the safe return of a son, Captain Charles William Wallis, from the Boer War and in memory of those who died in the war. Wallis died in British Columbia nine years later.

Dedicated Sunday, November 9th 1902 after the Choral Eucharist by the Vicar, Revd. J.F. Summers, who made intercession for the souls of the men in whose memory the window had been given.


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Further reading

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 162.

Donald Curtis, The Stained Glass of the parish church of St. John the Baptist, Newport, Monmouthshire (1957), p.4.


John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Gwent/Monmouthshire (London/Cardiff: 2000), p. 429.

View this object on the Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue

  Christ with St George and St Michael

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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