St Francis

  St Francis

Photo © Martin Crampin

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Two-light window with figure of Francis with birds, animals and fish in an integrated design across both lights.

technique: stained glass

artist: John Petts

Church of All Saints, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan
north wall of the north aisle

Text: 'Brothers praise God who created you.'

Dedication: 'A thanksgiving by Margaret Griffiths.' The artist faced a race against time to complete the window before the donor died, and she was sent a photograph of the window while in hospital. Petts included twenty-two different species of birds in the window.


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Further reading

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 286.

'Some Recent and Current Work - Wales' Journal of the British Society of Master Glass-Painters, vol. xvi, no. 2 (1978–9), 55.


John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Glamorgan (London/Cardiff: 1995), p. 491.

Alison Smith, 'John Petts: Designer-Craftsman 1914-1991' The Journal of Stained Glass, vol. xix, no. 2 (1991–3), p. 227.

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  St Francis

Photo © Martin Crampin

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