Apostles Baptising a Family
about 1924Two-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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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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