New Testament Saints

  New Testament Saints

Photo © Martin Crampin

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Three-light window with St Peter, St Paul, St John, St Barnabas, St Lydia and St Silas. Below the saints there are three scenes from the Acts of the Apostles.

technique: stained glass

designer: John Winbolt

Church of St Mary, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

This is presently the only window known by the artist in Wales.

Both Lydia and Silas (Silvanus) appear in the Acts of the Apostles. Lydia was a devout woman, and a seller of purple, of Thyatira, converted by St Paul (16:14) whose home became a meeting place for Christians (16:40). Silas was Paul's companion through Asia Minor and Greece, and imprisoned with him at Philippi (Acts 15-18). He appears in 1 & 2 Thessalonians & 1 Peter 5:12 as Silvanus.


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John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Gwent/Monmouthshire (London/Cardiff: 2000), p. 94.

View this object on the Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue

Photo © Martin Crampin

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