Apostles Baptising a Family

about 1924
Two-light window with a standing figure laying hands on woman who is part of a group who are kneeling and in an attitude of prayer. A figure opposite faces them, his hand raised, and the dove of the Holy Spirit descends in light.

technique: stained glass

firm/studio: Robert J. Newbery

Church of St Peter, Goodwick, Pembrokeshire
north wall of the chancel

Text: 'Until the day break and the shadows flee away' (Song of Solomon 2:17 and 4:6).

Given in memory of Philip Granville Harries Porter (1900-1924), a lieutenant in the Royal Artillery.

The meaning of the scene is not clear, but probably represents a baptism. The standing figures are perhaps Peter (left) and John (right).


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Further reading

Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach and Robert Scourfield, The Buildings of Wales: Pembrokeshire (New Haven/London: Yale University Press, 2004), p. 195.

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